NIck Foles Expected To Start The Philadelphia Eagles' Season Opener

NIck Foles Expected To Start The Philadelphia Eagles' Season Opener

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.

When asked what words were put in his mouth, he tersely responded, "You saw the reports".

Foles will start while Carson Wentz continues to recover from knee surgery. Since Wentz hadn't officially been cleared for contact heading into the weekend, it seemed like only a matter of time before it was announced that Foles would begin the year as the starter, bringing a whole new level of pressure to the table.

Foles started the Eagles' last game that counted too.

"We're trying to win a football game", Pederson said. "It just doesn't make a lot of sense". 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. Plus, Foles is coming off a Super Bowl LII championship after defeating the New England Patriots, 41-33 in February.

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

Ryan may never have another season like he did in 2016 when he won MVP, but he should produce better numbers than a year ago, assuming his terrible luck with interceptions turns around.

That could have been the real source of Pederson's frustration, considering he has seen what everyone else has whenever Wentz takes the field for practice: A game-ready, franchise player who says he's ready to go and proves it every day. That set up a press conference with a contentious Pederson on Sunday (see story).

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.

In the short term, though, Pederson is clearly getting frustrated with the constant questions about his quarterback situation.

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