Carson Wentz Era Begins Week 1: Excitement Builds Despite Inexperience

September 5, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Coach Pederson names Carson Wentz the starter for Week 1 versus Cleveland. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/KQUZiGsysD
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 5, 2016 Thirty-seven preseason snaps. That's all the on-the-job learning Carson Wentz will be afforded before making his first career NFL start on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. After the Eagles traded incumbent starting quarterback Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday for a 2017 first-round pick and a 2018 fourth-round pick.
Initial speculation was that backup Chase Daniels would become the placeholder while Wentz sat and learned. However, reports began to emerge—from ESPN's Adam Caplan and others—that the Eagles were considering starting Wentz if his injured rib, which caused him to miss the final three games of preseason, had fully healed. The second overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft was named the opening day starter on Monday by Philadelphia Eagles head coach...

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