Wentz in Line to Start, Daniel Unhappy?
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The fallout from the Eagles trade of presumptive starting quarterback Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings eight days before the season opener is already starting.
A report from Adam Caplan of ESPN says that Philadelphia plans on starting Carson Wentz in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns if the No. 2 overall pick is deemed healthy enough after suffering two fractured ribs in the preseason opener against Tampa Bay back on Aug. 11.
Wentz missed the final three games of the preseason and coach Doug Pederson claimed that one of the fractures was at 100 percent and the other closer to 60 when explaining why the rookie would not play in Thursday’s night’s preseason finale against the New York Jets.
Wentz was able to practice last week leading up to the game, however.
The quicker than expected ascension to the starting spot for Wentz is also reportedly not sitting well with Chase Daniel, at least according to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, who claims that the backup is not happy with Saturday’s developments.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JFMcMullen