It will not be this time that Carson Wentz will make his debut in the 2018 regular season. The Philadelphia Eagles plans to use Nick Foles as their starting quarterback in opening the championship against Atlanta Falcons on Thursday.
Ian Rapoport, a journalist for the NFL Network, broke the news on Saturday.
Wentz has not played a game in an NFL game since he suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in last week’s 14th week. NFL fans can watch Falcons vs Eagles live stream free football match from here.
The Eagles are taking extreme caution regarding the return of the titular signal caller after undergoing surgery and the decision to use Foles as a starter shows that Philadelphia is worried about Wentz’s health in the long run.
The decision is not surprising since coach Doug Pederson had been laconic about Wentz’s condition and was not increasing the number of Wentz reps in practice.
Recently, Dr. Jim Bradley, who was responsible for Wentz knee surgery, suggested to the Eagles that they take a “cautious approach” to quarterback rehabilitation.
As the doctor stressed, “what are some games compared to 12 or 15 years?”.
Fools will return to the lawn of Lincoln Financial Field as a hero. MVP of Super Bowl LII, he will make his first regular season game since leading the Eagles in a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots. The triumph secured the first Super Bowl in the history of the Eagles.
In addition, Foles is familiar with the Falcons’ team. In the Eagles’ win over Atlanta rivals in last season’s playoff division round, Philadelphia reserve quarterback scored 76.7 percent of his passes for 246 yards.