Eagles coach will not publicly name starting QB before Week 1
The Philadelphia Eagles have less than a week to figure out who their starting quarterback will be when they take on the Atlanta Falcons in the first game of the 2018 NFL season, but they are planning to keep the decision under wraps until just before kickoff.
While speaking with reporters on Sunday, Eagles coach Doug Pederson once again reiterated that he is not going to name a starting QB publicly. However, he did confirm that Carson Wentz still has not been cleared for contact.
Doug Pederson won’t divulge his QB publicly. Says media put words in his mouth. Does say Carson Wentz has not yet been cleared for contact. “We’ve got a lot of days left” though. Pederson is hot but says it’s partly competitive advantage.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 2, 2018
A report from over the weekend claimed the Eagles are planning to start Nick Foles, and that is almost certainly going to be the case. Wentz could, in theory, be cleared for contact at some point during the week, but it seems unlikely that he will play.
While Wentz has not suffered any setbacks and is said to be doing fantastic with his rehab, the Eagles are not going to rush things with the future of their franchise. From the way it sounds, Thursday night’s game will not be the only one Wentz misses.