Carson Wentz will be Eagles starting QB next season

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Doug Pederson says Carson Wentz is QB next season
Doug Pederson says Carson Wentz is QB next season. Sarah Bloomquist reports during Action News at 12:30 p.m. on January 15, 2019.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Carson Wentz is the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback.[br /][br /]Period.[br /][Ads /][br /]Head Coach Doug Pederson made it clear to reporters on Tuesday afternoon that there is no quarterback controversy.[br /][br /]Carson Wentz is their man.[br /][br /][twitter ID="1085221255853297664[br /]" /][br /]"Carson is the quarterback going forward," Pederson said during a joint press conference with executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman at the NovaCare Complex.[br /][br /]There is still uncertainty around the future of Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, who once again filled in for Wentz when he went down to an injury this season.[br /][br /]"In Nick's case, we would love to have everyone back throughout the roster," Pederson said.[br /][Ads /][br /][media ID="5073631" /][br /][br /]But Pederson told reporters, it's not just about Wentz and Foles, the reason the Eagles are successful is because of the entire team.[br /][media ID="5083244" /][br /]"As I've said many, many times it's not about one guy, it's about the team and we're going to do what's best for the team," Pederson said.[br /][br /]Though Wentz was injured in back-to-back seasons, Roseman says that has not wavered his confidence in him.[br /][br /]"We have a lot of confidence in Carson and his ability to be our quarterback and to be, hopefully, a 19 game starter in the season for what we're trying to do," Roseman said.[br /][br /]Roseman says, though, they would love to keep Foles. But they haven't gone into the discussions with him yet.[br /][br /][twitter ID="1085224963660017664" /][br /][Ads /][br /]"We would love to keep him" Roseman said.[br /][br /]With his future in doubt, Foles had a message to Eagles fans following the Divisional Round loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.[br /][br /]"Ultimately, I just want to say how grateful I am for everything they've done, every moment in the Linc. Just continue to support the Eagles. There's a bright future here with this team and everyone there," Foles said.[br /][br /][twitter ID="1084634659865153539" /][br /][br /]------[br /][b][url HREF="" TARGET="blank" REL=""]Send a News Tip to Action News[/url][/b][br /][b][url HREF="" TARGET="blank" REL=""]Learn More About 6abc Apps[/url][/b]