Rookie Carson Wentz is the new starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft was named the Eagles starter Monday for Week 1, a move that comes three days after the Eagles traded Sam Bradford to Minnesota.
Adam Caplan of ESPN NFL Insiders first reported the news.
Carson Wentz named starter for Week 1 by HC Doug Pederson. So there it is.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 5, 2016
Head coach Doug Pederson said Saturday that, if healthy, Wentz would get the nod over fellow quarterback Chase Daniel, who had been backing up Bradford most of training camp.
Wentz had been out of commission since Philly’s preseason opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Aug. 13, when he suffered a hairline fracture in his ribs. The Eagles play the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.