Since Wentz hadn't officially been cleared for contact heading into the weekend, it seemed like only a matter of time before it was announced that Foles would begin the year as the starter, bringing a whole new level of pressure to the table.
Rumour had it the 21-year-old from Sydney's south-west was too big to play in Australia's NRL and if his dimensions were accurate he would be the biggest player on the just-crowned Super Bowl champion Eagles roster. "When you get into the regular season and start game planning, then you want whoever that gentlemen is going to be, to take the full complement of reps".
Foles did struggle in the preseason, however, and it was a reminder that before the NFC championship game last season he had some bumpy outings.
But it's also true that we don't know what to expect from Foles against Atlanta.
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When will Carson Wentz return? Thursday night, the first game of the season in the National Football League, will be a huge stage. Wentz has made significant progress in his offseason rehab, but will not be available for Philadelphia's season opener. With the Week 1 deadline out of the way, it will be interesting to see just how long the Eagles wait to put their franchise quarterback back onto the field. Because the team plays Thursday night, which is the NFL's tradition for its reigning Super Bowl champs, the Eagles have a few extra days before Week 2.
Thus Philadelphia might strongly prefer to give Wentz the start if that were possible, but while reports have been very positive about his mobility, he doesn't appear to be quite ready yet.
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.