Over the weekend, it was reported that the Philadelphia Eagles had traded quarterback Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings. This left everyone believing that the Eagles would be going with 2016 first-round pick Carson Wentz as the starter.
It looks that is exactly what will happen as the team has named the No. 2 overall pick as their starter for at least the season opener against the Cleveland Browns, ironically enough who the Eagles traded with to be able to acquire Wentz.
They went with the rookie over veteran Chase Daniel, who the team acquired over the summer.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 5, 2016
Doug: "Everybody feels this kid is ready to go. We drafted this kid to take over the reigns."
— Reuben Frank (@RoobNBCS) September 5, 2016
“The stage is not too big for him,” head coach Doug Pederson said about Wentz’s chance to lead the team. “He can handle this.”
It will certainly be interesting to see how Wentz handles himself on the big stage. The Eagles face off with the Browns on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST.