Eagles QB Carson Wentz still hasn’t been cleared for contact

Hope Soto
September 4, 2018

Eagles coach Doug Pederson announced on Monday that Nick Foles will be his starting quarterback in the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons. When asked if there was still time for Wentz to return, Pederson said: "We got a lot of days left". The Eagles open the season against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, as they attempt to defend their Super Bowl title. Foles took over at that point and played exceptionally well in three postseason games, leading the Eagles to their first Super Bowl crown while completing 72.6 percent of his passes for 971 yards, six touchdowns and one interception.

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.

Officials within the Philadelphia Eagles' organization have made it clear they expect Nick Foles to be the team's signal caller on day one.

Foles struggled a bit down the stretch of the regular season, but was electric during the playoffs and was the best player on the field during the Super Bowl.

Last week, Pederson announced he would make his decision on September 31, the day after their final preseason game, but would not tell anyone except his team until he would be forced to reveal it the day of the game.

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Wentz would not be able to play without medical clearance for contact, so the revelation that he has not been cleared would suggest he will be out on Thursday.

With that information, it would be impossible to conclude anything than the decision on Wentz was out of the coach's hands.

In practice of late, Wentz has been splitting reps with Foles 50/50.

That's not a bad deal for Foles, but it's also pretty good for the Eagles. I mean, moving around and everything, it just kind of boiled down to a controlled environment.

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