There's one giant elephant in the room when it comes to Eagles' quarterback Carson Wentz: his health. After suffering a season-ending knee injury in Week 13 of 2017, Wentz watched Nick Foles lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl championship. In 2018, he was never fully right and ultimately ended up again missing the end of the season with a back injury. After being on a fast track to the MVP award in 2017 before getting hurt, it's starting to feel like the only thing that can stop Carson Wentz is his health. And, apparently, that fact isn't lost on the young QB.
Speaking with reporters after the first day of OTA's on Tuesday, Wentz , who looked spry during the workout with the notable absence of a knee brace, spoke at length about his offseason and the need to stay healthy.
Wentz used the word "longevity" as he discussed changes to his diet and training regimen. "I'm just trying to transform my body a little bit this offseason," Wentz said. He noted that the goal was not only to get healthy, but also to stay healthy. Wentz talked about looking for every advantage possible and observing what other guys around the league do, noting that nutrition is a big part of it. NBCS Philly's John Clark shared some video of Wentz discussing the subject.
For Eagles fans, the issue of Wentz's health will be a "prove it" situation for the foreseeable future, and rightfully so. However, it's encouraging to hear Wentz acknowledge the the importance of staying healthy and exploring all avenues to do so. His comments show a bit of maturity and are a good sign as he looks to live up to the promise he has shown in his young career and attempts to help the Eagles add to their Lombardi Trophy collection.