Eagles HC Doug Pederson officially named rookie Carson Wentz their starting quarterback on Monday for Week 1’s game against the Browns.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 5, 2016
Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Eagles are planning to start No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz against the visiting the if he’s recovered enough from his rib injury.
This comes shortly after the news that the Eagles have traded veteran QB Sam Bradford to the Vikings in return for a 201 7 first-round pick and a conditional 2018 fourth-round pick.
Many assumed that the job was going to go to Chase Daniel, as it appeared as though Wentz was going to open the year as the news No. 3 quarterback.
However, Philadelphia apparently prefers to see what the rookie can do with the job right out of the game.
A source tells Mike Garafolo that Daniel is “not happy” the Eagles plan to start Wentz over him.
Even so, it’s unlikely that anything will change, due to Daniel being bothered by the decision to go with the rookie.
Wentz, 23, was taken with the No. 2 overall pick by the Eagles after they gave up a huge package of picks to trade up from No. 8 overall.
According to OverTheCap.com, Wentz receives a four-year contract worth $26,676,338 to go along with a signing bonus of $17,600,972. The contract will include a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2019.
During the Eagles’ preseason opener, Wentz completed 12-of-24 passes for 89 yards and an interception against the B