"Obviously, if you want to talk learning about protecting yourself, we talked about that all season long", Wentz said.
"I had to fight those feelings of self-pity for that day", he said.
"The (rehab) progression is the same, " he said. "It's gone great so far".
Wentz, just 25 and only in his second season, showed an awareness that these precious moments in the days leading up to the team's first Super Bowl appearance in 13 years belong to the 53 healthy players able to make an impact in next Sunday's showdown. Wentz said he won't alter his playing style as a result of the injury.
Wentz said rehab on his surgically repaired knee is going right on schedule with no complications.
"My goal is to be ready for Week 1", Wentz said. Injuries happen. Injuries aren't going to change me. "I'm very confident in that".
Doug Williams, Kurt Warner, Jeff Hostetler and Tom Brady walked a similar path and became their team's starting quarterback the following season. He's done such an fantastic job in his two years in the National Football League of continuing to create this atmosphere and obviously going out there making electric plays, but really just making everyone believe.
Wentz has been one of backup Nick Foles' biggest supporters.
Wentz since has offered help to Foles in a supporting role, pointing out things he sees and offering his take on cutouts of plays communicated through the iPads on the sideline. "Coming in in the mornings with Nick [Foles] and Nate [Sudfeld] - I'm really trying to do what Nick and Nate did for me all season, just help them, be with them in the film room and everything, and talk to guys and say what I see as well".