Carson Wentz’s arm never got a chance to rest his rookie season. He threw the ball a franchise-record 607 times and this came after a rigorous pre-draft process following his senior season at North Dakota State. There’s no more Senior Bowls and NFL combines for him to attend this time around.
He’ll be able to give that right arm a break from time to time this summer to ensure it stays strong throughout the season.
At least to “some extent,” according to Wentz.
To some extent, yeah. I’m not too worried about it. I’ve been through a number of camps before. Obviously, this is a little different. It’s kind of built into the practice plan in general. But to some extent, yeah.
Head coach Doug Pederson explained that limiting a quarterback’s throws during the summer really isn’t that big of a deal because there are no more two-a-days during Training Camp. Quarterback’s coach John DeFillipo also didn’t seem to like the pitch count moniker, but did say that every quarterback’s attempts are monitored.
I wouldn’t say he’s on a pitch count. Are we aware of how many throws he takes a day? Absolutely. We’re aware of the amount of throws he takes from the time he picks up the ball to warm-up to the last throw of practice. We count those.
Let’s just hope that Wentz doesn’t have to toss the ball more than 60 times in a game or over 607 times again this upcoming season.