Carson Wentz (ACL, LCL) has done fantastic in rehab.
The Philadelphia Eagles appear to be ready to go with veteran Nick Foles at quarterback to start their title defense on September 6 against the Atlanta Falcons. And the longer Wentz goes without medical clearance, the more likely it becomes Foles will be calling the shots against Atlanta.
Following the season opener against the Falcons, the Eagles will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2 followed by the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans before facing perhaps their biggest challenge to start the season in the Minnesota Vikings come Week 5. Jones made it evident then that he wasn't a fan of being peppered with questions about the Eagles. I don't want to put my game plan out there for people to see it, read it. In fact, Corey Clement is the ideal example of just how important this time of year can be for players battling to make roster spots since he went from being an undrafted free agent making the team to Super Bowl champion.
"Nick Foles is the starter and we have complete confidence, obviously, in what he can do", Pederson told me just prior to making the announcement.
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The Philadelphia Eagles announced quarterback Nick Foles will start Week 1. There is no timetable on when Wentz will be cleared, so Foles is the starter going forward for the Eagles. When asked if there was still time for Wentz to return, Pederson said: "We got a lot of days left".
It had been reported earlier this week that Foles would start, but the Eagles did not confirm that until Monday morning.
Thus Philadelphia might strongly prefer to give Wentz the start if that were possible, but while reports have been very positive about his mobility, he doesn't appear to be quite ready yet. "What's a few games over 12 to 15 years?"