Doug Pederson didn’t say Tuesday whether Carson Wentz will see action in Thursday’s preseason game at Jacksonville, but the sense was that Pederson isn’t going to risk injury to the Eagles’ starting quarterback — not in Jacksonville and quite possibly not at all in the preseason.
Wentz, who spoke just after Pederson, said he is fine with whatever the coach’s plan might be. Wentz said that in his fourth NFL training camp, he feels he is getting enough work to be ready for the Sept. 8 season opener against Washington, whether he plays in a preseason game or not.
“I trust Doug’s plan," Wentz said. "He’s got a reason for what he’s doing, and whatever it is, I’m more than ready to get out there and play, but I’m good, really, either way.”
Wentz said seeing backup Nate Sudfeld break his left wrist in the preseason opener last week didn’t make him more hesitant to play in meaningless games. Sudfeld apparently will be sidelined about six weeks.
Former Jaguar Cody Kessler and rookie Clayton Thorson are the QBs who will get the bulk of the work or all of the work in Jacksonville.
“I feel good either way," Wentz said. "Whatever Coach feels [is] best. I’ll be ready come Week 1 whether I get reps multiple times in the preseason or not at all.”