Nick Foles Named Starter For Eagles Season Opener

Nick Foles is in the building as starting quarterback! The Philadelphia Eagles had been hoping to kick off their title defense with their starting quarterback Carson Wentz under center. However, Wentz still hasn’t been cleared to play. This is after suffering a season-ending injury late last season.

With Wentz still on the shelf, the Eagles announced on Monday that backup quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will start Thursday night’s season opener.

“After consideration and everything and about the football team and this decision, Nick Foles is the starter Week 1,” head coach Doug Pederson said in a statement. “My press conference will be tomorrow, and I’ll answer questions at that time. But I wanted you to hear it from me. It is about the football team and the best interests of the 53. And Nick Foles will be my starter Week 1. Thank you.” Is Nck Foles the right choice for starting quarterback?

Even though the Eagles have a lot of confidence in his ability, especially after he led them to the Super Bowl win, there are a few concerns about Foles going into the season opener, especially after his disappointing performance during the preseason.

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Dan Quinn, the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, who the Eagles will open the season against, told reporters it didn’t matter to him which quarterback starts the game because of their similar style of play.

“If style was so drastically different … probably back in the day and we were having this conversation between Jaws [Ron Jaworski] and Randall [Cunningham], we might have that discussion,” he said. “But these two guys are really equipped to run it in a similar fashion.”

Last season, Foles led the Eagles to a 15-10 win over the Falcons in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, and the Eagles are confident he can lead them to another win over the Falcons. What do you think about Nick Foles as the starting quarterback?

“We obviously love the fact that Nick Foles is here, and he’s been our starting quarterback since Carson went down with the injury,” said Eagles offensive coordinator Mike Groh. “We’ve had a lot of success with Nick, and so we have a lot of confidence and faith in Nick and the way he is going to play and how the guys are going to play with him.”

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