NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported on Saturday that the Eagles were planning on starting Nick Foles against the Falcons on Thursday night. It is about the football team and the best interest of the 53 and Nick Foles will be my starter Week 1.
Regardless, we know it won't be Wentz - who still isn't cleared for contact as of Sunday, per Pederson - meaning we can kick the can of his status down the road to next Monday.
"The #Eagles plan to start QB Nick Foles on Thursday in the season opener, sources say". Wentz, who's been rehabbing from a torn ACL, has yet to be cleared for contact, making it an easy assumption that his backup would man the duties once the season began.
Now that training camp and preseason is officially in the books, it's only a matter of days before Week 1 is officially underway when the Atlanta Falcons return to the City of Brotherly Love to take on the defending Super Bowl champions in the Philadelphia Eagles.
That would seem to all but guarantee that Foles will get the start, unless his shaky preseason has suddenly put third-stringer Nate Sudfeld in the running. Foles gives the Eagles coaching staff the ability not to rush their star quarterback back on the field while remaining competitive on it to start the 2018 campaign.
The Eagles have a 10-day layoff before facing the Bucs in Tampa Bay.
Quinn claimed that his team was more concerned about preparing for the Eagles' offense overall, rather than for Foles or Wentz.
The question surrounding Wentz doesn't really change; it just gets pushed back until Friday.
That's not a bad deal for Foles, but it's also pretty good for the Eagles.
Even more exciting, Clement is expected to take on a much larger role in the backfield this season teaming up with Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles since LeGarrette Blount is no longer in the picture. The Super Bowl banner will be dropped.