Eagles finally make it official, Nick Foles will start opener

Eagles finally make it official, Nick Foles will start opener

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.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Eagles are planning to start Foles - not Wentz - in their season opener against the Falcons on Thursday.

Quinn's quip came hours after Pederson refused to answer nine questions about his opening day starter - and four more regarding which reporter or reporters were guilty of putting words in his mouth.

Rumour had it the 21-year-old from Sydney's south-west was too big to play in Australia's NRL and if his dimensions were accurate he would be the biggest player on the just-crowned Super Bowl champion Eagles roster. Nervous time began in Philadelphia weeks ago, so much that reporters were left to poke and prod at coach Doug Pederson over the status of Carson Wentz.

Foles started the Eagles' last game that counted too.

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With only a few days to go before the opener, the Eagles can fully focus on Atlanta and not be concerned with more who-is-the-quarterback questions.

The Eagles have used Foles as their starter throughout the preseason while Wentz continues to recover.

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.

"I'm trying to win a football game, and I don't want to put my gameplan out there for everyone to see it and read it, and teams can scheme".

Nate Sudfeld will be the No. 2 quarterback on Thursday night and Wentz will be inactive. After all, if there is any team in the league that can feel comfortable starting its backup quarterback, it's the one whose backup just took them to the Super Bowl.

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