The Eagles will reportedly start Nick Foles on Thursday for the season opener against the Falcons.  The decision hasn’t yet been officially announced, but Ian Rapoport says sources told him the decision has been made.


The Philadelphia Eagles plan to start Nick Foles at quarterback for their season opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Saturday.

Wentz has not taken a snap since tearing his ACL and LCL in Week 14 of the 2017 season. The Eagles have slowplayed his recovery and rehab from offseason knee surgery. The decision to start Foles in the opener indicates Philaldelphia is taking a cautious long-term approach to Wentz’s return to the field.

This isn’t entirely unexpected.  The worst thing that could happen for the Eagles is starting Carson Wentz Week 1 and him ending up reinjuring his knee.  This is the safe move.