Eagles Starting Nick Foles At QB For Week 2, Carson Wentz Still Not Cleared For Contact

On Wednesday, Eagles HC Doug Pederson officially named Nick Foles the team’s starting quarterback for Week 2’s game against the Buccaneers.

Pederson added that Carson Wentz has still yet to be cleared for contact.

All indications were that the Eagles were going to give Foles another start and buy more time for Wentz to get closer to be 100 percent.

Chris Mortensen reportedly recently that there is “much more optimism” inside the Eagles organization that Wentz’s return is coming sooner than later. Mortensen added that it’s “more realistic” Wentz could be back for their Week 3 matchup.

Foles, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Eagles back in 2012. Philadelphia traded Foles to the Rams back in 2015 in a deal for QB Sam Bradford and he later signed an extension with the Rams.

Unfortunately, Foles lasted just over a year with the Rams before he was released last summer and later signed by the Chiefs. The Eagles signed Foles to a two-year, $11 million contract that includes $7 million guaranteed this past March.

Foles was set to make a base salary of $4 million in 2018 when he agreed to a restructured contract this offseason.

In 2018, Foles has appeared in one game and thrown for 117 yards while completing 55.9 percent of his passes to go along with no touchdowns and one interception.

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