Wentz Will Start Opener
Coach Doug Pederson made the announcement Monday, two days after the Eagles traded Sam Bradford to the Vikings for a 2017 first-round pick and a 2018 conditional fourth-round pick.
Playing the defensively challenged Browns could be the perfect opponent for Wentz’ first game. In four preseason games, Cleveland had the second worst rush defense. In 2015, the Browns allowed the third most rushing yards (2,055) in the NFL. The Eagles ground game should be productive enough to not put Wentz in too many pressure situations.
Wentz missed the last three preseason games after injuring his ribs in the opener. The Eagles traded up twice in the draft to select Wentz at No. 2 overall.
Chase Daniel will be the backup. Daniel signed a three-year, $21 million contract in the offseason to play behind Bradford and mentor Wentz.
(the Associated Press contributed to this post)