Eagles expected to start Nick Foles in opener

NIck Foles Expected To Start The Philadelphia Eagles' Season Opener

Foles is worth starting in two-quarterback leagues.

The wait is over and any advantage the Eagles tried to convince us they were getting by waiting is now gone. As defending champions, the Eagles earned the rights to being in the top spot for the 2018 NFL Power Rankings for most of the offseason, but between the team's shaky preseason along with the fact they now have to start the new season without Carson Wentz and Alshon Jeffery, that is no longer the case. "Nick Foles will be my starter Week 1". He still has to clear that hurdle, and the Eagles won't want to put their franchise quarterback in harm's way. Wentz is still on the early side of a traditional timetable for a return from an ACL tear in his left knee, which typically takes nine to 12 months. He had been splitting first-team reps with Foles, but will move back into a supporting role for at least this week. Wentz took just 54. According to Eagles beat writer Eliot Shorr-Parks of 94WIP.com, the former second overall pick hasn't been cleared for contact only days ahead of the season opener. If the preseason is any indication, it might not be pretty. It was the Super Bowl, and he won MVP leading the team to a championship. The crowd will be rocking.

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Although the ideal scenario would be Wentz getting back under center as soon as possible for the NFC heavyweights against potentially one of their strongest opponents in the conference, Foles proved to be a formidable backup at the position past year when the MVP candidate went down with the season-ending knee injury. It isn't. Wentz not playing in Week 1 doesn't make how he looked the past few weeks mean any less. Jones made it evident then that he wasn't a fan of being peppered with questions about the Eagles.

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