Carson Wentz participated in seven-on-seven drills last week, but isn't sure when he'll clear what the Philadelphia Eagles are calling his final hurdle.
Wentz hopes to start in Week 1, but training camp is just six weeks away and the quarterback isn't sure when he'll be cleared for full contact.
"I think the biggest thing right now is just keep pushing along until I'm cleared," Wentz said. "There's little benchmarks along the way, but there's nothing huge. As you see out here, I'm doing quite a bit. The biggest, last hurdle is going to be the contact part."
Wentz will continue to rehab and work out when OTAs are over.
"The medical staff will put those benchmarks in place for him from a health standpoint," Doug Pederson said. "Those are all things that are kind of out of our control [and] my control right now. It's just a matter of steady progression as we build toward training camp. He's going to work extremely hard over the next month, month and a half, and be ready for camp, obviously, and then we'll just reevaluate. But those boxes will all get checked, based on what our doctors and training staff will put forth for him."
If Wentz isn't ready, Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will be the team's starter.
"It's hard to say I need X to be ready," Wentz said. "I think, at the end of the day, I just need to be cleared for contact. Like you see out here, I'm doing quite a bit. I think, come camp, I'll keep progressing and doing more and more. To finally be cleared of that contact issue is really the last hurdle, and I feel I'll be ready whenever that is."