Eagles coach furious with media after his QB plan leaks

Tanya Simon
September 3, 2018

Foles has been starting for Philly since late last season, when MVP candidate Carson Wentz tore his ACL. He is practicing, but hasn't been medically cleared for contact.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Saturday that Philadelphia intends to start Nick Foles come Thursday's Week 1 game, and during Pederson's press conference he let reporters know just how unhappy he was with them for putting said report out. Foles threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns in Super Bowl LII and was named Super Bowl MVP.

Thus Philadelphia might strongly prefer to give Wentz the start if that were possible, but while reports have been very positive about his mobility, he doesn't appear to be quite ready yet. We'll be wondering about Wentz's return until he is back on the field, even if Pederson won't be thrilled to keep talking about it. It could be the quarterback who struggled at the end of last regular season against the Raiders and Cowboys, or the one who torched the Vikings and Patriots as he led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl. It's Foles, and that's just fine with the Eagles.

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But as soon as Thursday night's game is over, the dance will begin again.

The long-discussed and much-debated Eagles quarterback story now has its answer: It's Nick Foles, as became fairly clear every time Pederson told the media that Wentz had not yet been cleared for full contact.

Quinn claimed that his team was more concerned about preparing for the Eagles' offense overall, rather than for Foles or Wentz.

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