Pick tracker: How the Eagles are affected by Carson Wentz and Tua Tagovailoa’s injuries
There were numerous significant injuries around the NFL yesterday, with players across the league like T.J. Watt, Bradley Chubb, and Jarvis Landry suffering injuries during their week two matchups. The Eagles were no exception, losing both Brandon Graham and Brandon Brooks during their 17-11 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
The position that dealt with injuries the most was the quarterbacks. Andy Dalton, Tyrod Taylor, Baker Mayfield, and Derek Carr were just some of the QBs who sustained injuries on Sunday.
Two of the most prominent injuries were Tua Tagovailoa and Carson Wentz, quarterbacks for two teams whose first-round picks are owned by the Philadelphia Eagles. Tagovailoa suffered what appears to be a rib injury while Carson Wentz hurt his ankle.
Both QBs did not return to their respective games, while the timetables for their injuries are currently unknown. According to Tom Pelissero, Tagovailoa suffered bruised ribs with an MRI being conducted at some point today. Miami started Jacoby Brissett in his absence during their 35-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills.
While the Eagles received a protected first-round pick from the Colts, the Dolphins 2022 first-round pick is unprotected. Philly received the first when trading back from 6 to 12 during the 2021 Draft. Depending on how much time Tua Tagovailoa misses, the pick could be in the top half of the first round. Currently, the Dolphins are 1-1 and play the 2-0 Raiders next Sunday.
Carson Wentz has been riddled with issues his entire tenure with the Indianapolis Colts. After suffering a foot injury and requiring surgery in training camp, he missed time due to COVID-19. During the Colts’ 27-24 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Wentz rolled his ankle pretty bad and left the game early. Wentz reportedly tried to go back in, but it wasn’t a realistic option.
Afterward, in his post-game press conference, Carson Wentz said he felt pain but did not think it was a broken foot. He said he hopes to play against the Titans next week, but there has been no word yet. Tests will be conducted in the coming days, but it’s doubtful based on how the injury looked that he would play next week.
As everyone knows, the Eagles need Carson Wentz to play in 75% of the Colts’ snaps at quarterback to receive their first-round pick, or 70% and a playoff appearance. If not, the Eagles receive the Colts’ second-round pick.
According to @WentzSnaps on Twitter, Carson Wentz has played 96% of the Colts’ offensive snaps so far and 12% of the expected snaps for the 2021 season. If Wentz misses one game, it won’t be the end of the world, but it isn’t ideal for Eagles fans based on his injury history.
Meanwhile, for the Eagles, they have had their own devastating injuries occur against the 49ers. Defensive end Brandon Graham is done for the season with a torn Achilles, while Brandon Brooks left early with a pec injury.
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