Foles to Start Week 1

By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Staff

Nick Foles will be the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles for a little longer as Ian Rappaport of the NFL Network, among others, is reporting that the Eagles plan to stick with the Super Bowl MVP on Thursday night.

It is not immediately clear whether or not Wentz has been cleared for contact or if the Eagles have a date in mind for him to return, but either way, this move is about getting Wentz back to 100% and taking no chances so that the franchise has him as healthy as he can be for the next few decades. It is a move made easy by having the defending Super Bowl MVP still on the roster.

While the Eagles will have Jordan Hicks, Darren Sproles and Jason Peters back, Carson Wentz and Chris Maragos will remain out Week 1 along with top wideout Alshon Jeffery.