Prior to the trade that sent Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday morning, No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz was sitting at No. 3 on the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback depth chart.
The stated intention was that he’d be able to learn from the relative comfort of the bench behind Bradford and Chase Daniel. However, it appears as if that won’t be the case, according to this report from ESPN’s Adam Caplan.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 3, 2016
Despite the fact that Bradford’s departure would seemingly elevate Daniel to starting quarterback, it appears as if the Eagles will take their chances with the youngster from North Dakota State instead, health permitting. Wentz will reportedly leapfrog Daniel if his ribs are healed enough by the time the Eagles take on the Cleveland Browns in Philadelphia on Sept. 11.
And so now the Wentz era begins in Philadelphia, far sooner than anybody would have expected as recently as early Saturday morning.