Which Eagles Quarterback Will Start Week One Of The 2018 Season?
Speculation continues ahead of the start of the 2018 season for who will be the Eagles starting Quarterback for September 6th Opening Night matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. Despite Carson Wentz On-Off participation in Training Camp, there is still uncertainty surrounding when Wentz will be ready to resume to role as the team's starting Quarterback. Meanwhile, Super Bowl 52 MVP Nick Foles has missed time at practice with an issue in the Neck/Traps areas of his upper back but the expectation is that Foles will get some reps on Thursday Night versus the Patriots. Interesting to note that in their Eagles careers, Nick Foles has started 27 Regular Season Games and has a 17-10 record while Carson Wentz has started 29 Regular Season Games with an 18-11 record.
The Sporting News NFL Writer Vinnie Iyer joined The Sports Bash on Tuesday discussing which Eagles Quarterback could be the starter Week One for the 2018 season:
"You have to figure (Wentz is) not going to be 100 percent if he comes back Week 1 - He might be medically cleared to go, that’s the decision Eagles staff has to make. Nick Foles right now is not completely healthy, he’s battling a (trap/neck area) injury as well, but he’s definitely a lot healthier than Wentz. That’s a tough decision for the Eagles because you come out of the gate, are you going to get the streaky Foles that was good and was the Super Bowl MVP, or are you going to get the one that tends to crash when he gets over exposed? - I don’t think we can assume they’re going to plug in Foles and he’s going to be the 'Superman' he was last year. So I think they’re going to play it very carefully, if there is any doubt (Wentz) is not 100 percent; He’s your future, he’s your franchise (and) Nick Foles is only signed through this year. You have to protect Carson Wentz and put in Nick Foles (Week One)."
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