There was some good news on Sunday afternoon as Carson Wentz watch continues.
Colts head coach Frank Reich said Wentz will return to practice in a limited fashion on Monday.
Of course, this matters to the Eagles because the 2022 draft pick they get as the return from the Wentz trade is tied to his playing time in 2021. Earlier this month, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said that Wentz was “trending” to be ready for the opener.
Sunday’s news doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s going to happen, but seems like a good sign.
As a reminder, there are two ways for that 2022 second-round pick to turn into a first-rounder for the Eagles:
1. Wentz played at least 75% of the Colts’ offense snaps
2. Wentz plays at least 70% of the Colts’ offensive snaps and the team makes the playoffs
Getting a first-round pick in return for Wentz would obviously be a big deal.
And the news that Nelson is returning to practice shouldn’t be overlooked either. Having an All-Pro guard protecting him this season ought to increase the chances that Wentz can stay upright and healthy.
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