The official word on who will start at quarterback Thursday night for the Eagles season opener has not been made. According to head coach Doug Pederson, that announcement may not come until 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
Still some are expecting Carson Wentz to be under center, including tackle Lane Johnson. He told NBC Sports on Thursday that he would be surprised if Wentz wasn’t the starter for the opener.
“[Wentz] looks ready to me,” Johnson said. “I saw him throw a ball a couple weeks ago about 65 yards, so he looks about as impressive as I’ve seen.”
So … would he be surprised if Wentz isn’t the starter on Thursday night?
“Kinda,” the right tackle said, “the way I’m feeling.”
There are a couple of reasons to believe Wentz will be starting. His recovery from a season ending knee injury has been remarkable and Nick Foles hasn’t played well in the preseason.
You don’t want to start the season after a Super Bowl on the wrong foot.