Eagles QB Carson Wentz Has Torn ACL, Done For Season
Philadelphia owns the best record in the NFL (11-2), and defeated a playoff caliber L.A. Rams team on the road yesterday, but it came at a cost.
Star quarterback and MVP candidate Carson Wentz suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during the game, inflicting a a major blow to the Eagles Super Bowl dreams.
Philadelphia head coach Doug Pederson confirmed the news today.
Wentz threw 4 touchdown passes in the win, bringing him up to 33 on the season, and leaving Eagles fans wondering "what did we do to deserve this?"
The last Philadelphia quarterback to start a playoff game for the Eagles will likely be the next one. Nick Foles, a second year quarterback for Philly in 2013, led the Eagles to a division title and a home playoff game. However, they didn't advance, losing to the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round.
Foles has since spent time with the St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs, before signing back with the Eagles last offseason to serve as Wentz's backup.
The Eagles have 3 games left on the schedule, at the New York Giants next week, and then home to the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys.