Foles will start over Wentz for Eagles in season opener

Foles will start over Wentz for Eagles in season opener

Including his three playoff wins last season, Foles is 14-8 in games he's started for the Eagles.

Ajayi, 25, has been dealing with a leg injury which has kept him out of practice and preseason action.

The Philadelphia Eagles appear to be ready to go with veteran Nick Foles at quarterback to start their title defense on September 6 against the Atlanta Falcons.

The 50-year-old coach responded by sarcastically thanking the media for "putting words in my mouth this week", with reports that Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, as expected, was set to get the start as Carson Wentz continued to rehabilitate from knee surgery. Wentz has been doing some work during camp but has still not yet been cleared for contact.


Coach Doug Pederson said earlier this week that he would make up his mind today about Thursday's starter but didn't plan to make it public until the day of the game.

The Philadelphia Eagles on Monday officially announced their starting quarterback for Week 1. Foles took 214 first-team reps.

Foles started the Eagles' last game that counted too. He also took six sacks, including one for a safety during a dismal outing in the Eagles' third preseason game, when his team lost to the Browns, 5-0, and left Pederson reportedly describing Foles's performance as "very disappointing". He competed 71.9 percent of passes in three postseason games a year ago with eight touchdowns and one interception.

Mailata had set up camp at one of the elite sporting facilities in the USA, the IMG Academy, and during his workout an excited Stoutland began taking videos and sending them via his phone to the Eagles' front office in Philadelphia.

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