Eagles expected to start Nick Foles in opener

NIck Foles Expected To Start The Philadelphia Eagles' Season Opener

Pederson was reacting at his news conference on Sunday over reports that the decision has been made to start Nick Foles at quarterback for the season opener this Thursday.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson says Nick Foles will start against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.

The 50-year-old coach responded by sarcastically thanking the media for "putting words in my mouth this week", with reports that Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, as expected, was set to get the start as Carson Wentz continued to rehabilitate from knee surgery.

Foles struggled a bit down the stretch of the regular season, but was electric during the playoffs and was the best player on the field during the Super Bowl.

"I'm not going to discuss it", Pederson said. He is practicing, but hasn't been medically cleared for contact. Foles took 214 first-team reps.

Wentz had a chance to become the NFL MVP before his injury. The second-year quarterback threw 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions in 13 starts last season to win 11 games. That might help Wentz be ready by then. The page has turned to the Eagles, with the Falcons' Pro Bowl linebacker grilled about Philadelphia's run-pass option plays, quarterback situation and offensive line. This time of year can always be filled with excitement when looking at some of the players that were able to earn spots when seeing like absolute long shots a few weeks ago, but also can be devastating for the ones that came up short of making the team.

The wait is over and any advantage the Eagles tried to convince us they were getting by waiting is now gone.

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