Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz not yet cleared for contact

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz not yet cleared for contact

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz not yet cleared for contact

We'll get a definitive answer Thursday, and, assuming it's Foles, the coach can only hope the Eagles will see the postseason, not preseason, version.

The Philadelphia Eagles have named Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles as their starter for Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons.

"Nick Foles is the starter and we have complete confidence, obviously, in what he can do", Pederson told PhiladelphiaEagles.com's Dave Spadaro. Wentz is still recovering from an ACL and LCL injury he suffered last December. He still has to clear that hurdle, and the Eagles won't want to put their franchise quarterback in harm's way. There are 10 days between the Eagles' Week 1 game and their Week 1 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Wentz injury as you may recall, was a little more time-sensitive.

Quinn claimed that his team was more concerned about preparing for the Eagles' offense overall, rather than for Foles or Wentz. Wentz took just 98.


Foles did struggle in the preseason, however, and it was a reminder that before the NFC championship game last season he had some bumpy outings. Wentz took just 54.

That's not a bad deal for Foles, but it's also pretty good for the Eagles. It is worth remembering, however, that Foles has a history of stepping up and playing some of his best games on the biggest stages.

We're just days away from the Eagles and Flacons kicking off the 2018 National Football League regular season, and we still don't know who will be starting under center for the defending Super Bowl champs. Of course they have confidence in him; Foles won the Super Bowl MVP less than seven months ago. The crowd will be rocking.

Foles gets the nod because Carson Wentz has yet to be cleared for a full return to football activities. When it does happen, however, Eagles fans should be optimistic about what they will see from their franchise quarterback.

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