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Nick Foles will be Eagles’ starting quarterback against Buccaneers in Week 2

Officially confirmed by Doug Pederson.

Philadelphia Eagles v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

Nick Foles will be the Eagles’ starting quarterback for at least one more week.

Doug Pederson confirmed the reigning Super Bowl MVP will be under center for the Eagles on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in NFL Week 2.

This news is not unexpected. But as of this past Sunday, NFL insider Chris Mortensen was saying Carson Wentz “hasn’t been ruled out for Week 2.” Mortensen went on to say that “[Eagles] organizational sources I’ve spoken with say they wouldn’t be surprised if he’s ready for Week 3.” On Wednesday morning, Mort tweeted: “Nick Foles, one more start.”

So it appears Wentz has a real shot to return for the Eagles’ game against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3.

In the meantime, Pederson said Wentz still isn’t cleared for contact, and so the Eagles will head to Tampa Bay with Foles as their starter. The 29-year-old has a good track record against the Bucs. In two starts against them, with both games taking place at Raymond James Stadium, Foles has completed 65.9% of his attempts for 677 yards (8.3 average), five touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a 111.7 passer rating. It’d be nice to see Foles bounce back after only registering a 50.7 passer rating against the Falcons in Week 1.

Injuries to the Buccaneers’ defense, which allowed 40 points in their first game, could further help facilitate a good game from Foles. Tampa Bay potentially might be without both of their starting corners against Philadelphia.

As for the Buccaneers’ starting quarterback, we know it’ll still be Ryan Fitzpatrick with Jameis Winston suspended through Week 3. Fitzpatrick went bonkers against the Saints with four touchdown passes and a near-perfect passer rating. Fitzpatrick hasn’t thrived as much during his games against Jim Schwartz defenses over his 14-year NFL career.


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