Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz not yet cleared for contact

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But leading up to that Thursday night matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, there's that concerning question of whether superstar quarterback Carson Wentz will start despite the major ACL injury he suffered late past year.

"First of all, I appreciate y'all putting words in my mouth this week, and, therefore, I'm not going to discuss it", Pederson said.

Wentz would not be able to play without medical clearance for contact, so the revelation that he has not been cleared would suggest he will be out on Thursday. He's refusing to name a starting quarterback for Week 1.

"A little bit, yeah, a little bit".

Foles started the Eagles' last game that counted too. Pederson replied. "I don't want to put my game plan out there for everybody to see it and read it, and teams can scheme. It just doesn't make a lot of sense".

Later in the day, Falcons Coach Dan Quinn had some fun with situation. Pederson then refused to comment on that report or any questions about his quarterbacks. Foles' recovery thus gives Wentz more time to recover ahead of his reintegration on the field.

Wentz had a chance to become the NFL MVP before his injury.

Foles started in the preseason for the Eagles and struggled, causing concern for an offense that was dynamic and at times unstoppable in 2017.

However, Foles did not carry that level of play into his preseason appearances, when he completed 16 of 26 passes for 171 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. Foles took 264 team reps during training camp practices that were open to the media. He competed 71.9 percent of passes in three postseason games previous year with eight touchdowns and one interception.

He also said that if Wentz didn't get the call to start, he would be "kinda" surprised.

The wait is over and any advantage the Eagles tried to convince us they were getting by waiting is now gone.