Carson Wentz is featured on the front cover of the '2018 Sports Illustrated NFL Preview' issue.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback from Bismarck is the face of the Sports Illustrated issue that comes with an exclusive preview of the 2018 NFL season.

Wentz was one of four players that will be featured on the NFL Preview issues. Regional distribution of the magazine may determine the availability of the Wentz covered issue.

The other three players that will be featured on the NFL Preview issue are Richard Sherman, Deshaun Watson, and Andrew Luck. The four players have something in common as they are all premiere standout players that happen to be returning from previous season-ending injuries.

As for Wentz's availability for Week 1 of the regular season against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, September 6th, the quarterback from Bismarck has still not been cleared for full contact yet, despite splitting reps at practice with backup quarterback Nick Foles.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has been playing his hand close to the chest when it comes to Wentz returning as the starting quarterback as he's coming back from a torn ACL and LCL in his left knee.

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