Carson Wentz named starter for the Eagles

BY foxsports • September 5, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Rookie Carson Wentz will start for the Philadelphia Eagles against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

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.

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.


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