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Zach Ertz: “Just like old times” with Carson Wentz

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Carson Wentz is ahead of schedule in his return and the hype about him coming back is real.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz’ return from last year’s torn ACL clicked forward this week as Wentz began taking part in 7-on-7 drills during the team’s practices.

Wentz isn’t getting the lion’s share of the work, but he is getting enough to make one of his favorite targets feel it’s “just like old times” for the quarterback. Tight end Zach Ertz even thinks that Wentz may be throwing the ball harder than he did in those old times.

“The ball has the same zip, if not more,” Ertz said, via Philly.com. “It’s definitely coming.”

Given the role that a quarterback’s legs play in generating zip on throws, Ertz’s assessment is a good sign for how Wentz’s knee has healed from last year’s injury. Stringing a few more good signs behind that one should have Wentz back to a full workload before too much more time goes by.