Nick Foles to open season for Eagles

Nick Foles to open season for Eagles

Nick Foles to open season for Eagles

Even though Wentz was leading the National Football League in touchdown passes at the time, he tore his ACL in December, and Foles took over from that point to lead the Eagles to their first-ever Super Bowl championship, even outdueling the great Tom Brady in the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

An annoyed Doug Pederson lashed out at the media on Sunday, refusing to name a starter for Thursday's season opener when the Philadelphia Eagles open up defense of their Super Bowl title against the Atlanta Falcons.

Pederson did allow that Wentz, recovering from surgery to fix his ACL and LCL in his left knee, still has not been cleared for contact.

"I appreciate y'all putting words in my mouth this week", he told reporters in Philadelphia.

Foles started in the preseason for the Eagles and struggled, causing concern for an offense that was dynamic and at times unstoppable in 2017.

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. We'll be wondering about Wentz's return until he is back on the field, even if Pederson won't be thrilled to keep talking about it.

This obviously will not be Foles' first time filling in for Wentz.

Foles started the Eagles' last game that counted too.

Wentz was in the MVP hunt before tearing his ACL against the Rams.

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

The Philadelphia Eagles announced quarterback Nick Foles will start Week 1. That makes sense, given that full recoveries from the kind of injury he suffered tend to take closer to 12 months than nine, and the Eagles have every reason to take a cautious approach with a player they want to build around for the next dozen years or so.

He also said that if Wentz didn't get the call to start, he would be "kinda" surprised.

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