Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz not yet cleared for contact

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz not yet cleared for contact

One would think that a player like Foles coming off a Super Bowl performance in which he took home MVP honors would have little trouble leading the Eagles to start off the new season, but that's always easier said than done when looking at the last couple of weeks.

The Philadelphia Eagles appear to be ready to go with veteran Nick Foles at quarterback to start their title defense on September 6 against the Atlanta Falcons. That has yet to happen, so instead, they'll have to settle for reigning Super Bowl MVP, Nick Foles.

With quarterback an uncertainty, and top wide receiver Alshon Jeffery not expected to play Thursday, Ajayi could be heavily featured against the Falcons.

Wentz still hasn't been medically cleared for contact as he comes back from surgery last December to fix two torn ligaments in his left knee. "It just doesn't make a lot of sense".




Falcons coach Dan Quinn downplayed the importance of knowing for certain who the quarterback would be in a conference call Sunday. He had been splitting first-team reps with Foles, but will move back into a supporting role for at least this week.

Foles struggled a bit down the stretch of the regular season, but was electric during the playoffs and was the best player on the field during the Super Bowl.

Wentz didn't play in the preseason and only recently returned to full practice.

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. "What's a few games over 12 to 15 years?" We'll get a definitive answer Thursday, and, assuming it's Foles, the coach can only hope the Eagles will see the postseason, not preseason, version.

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