He came up limping after absorbing multiple hits on a touchdown run that was negated by a holding penalty. Wentz stayed in the game for the remainder of the drive, which he capped with a fourth-down touchdown throw to Alshon Jeffery that gave the Eagles the lead.
Following the series, Wentz went to the trainers tent to be evaluated, and he was taken indoors a short time later.
Nick Foles immediately began practicing snaps with center Jason Kelce on the sideline in anticipation of going in.
“We got the win for him. We’re going to move on and whatever happens, happens. Next man up mentality,” Eagles safety Rodney McLeod said afterward. “That’s been the story of us this entire season. We’re not going to miss a beat at all and we’re just going to keep this thing rolling.”
Wentz passed for four touchdowns. He passed Sonny Jurgensen for the most touchdowns in a single season (33) in franchise history, a record that had stood since 1961.
“He was the first person greeting everyone in the locker room on the way in,” Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said. “I don’t know what to tell a man in that situation; I just told him I loved him as a teammate, loved him as a friend, obviously everyone is feeling for him.”
Greg Schiano would have earned $27.7 million in a proposed deal of six-plus years with Tennessee before the deal fell apart because of uproar from fans and on social media.
The school on Monday released a copy of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between John Currie, who has since been replaced by Phillip Fulmer as athletic director, and Schiano.
ESPN had reported last month that the MOU was never signed by Chancellor Beverly Davenport, which was likely to lead to a battle over whether Tennessee owed Schiano any money.