I hope you know by now that Nick Foles will be the Eagles starting quarterback on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson made that announcement this morning. So that means we’re going to need to wait another week until Carson Wentz returns to action.
Pederson said Wentz is coming along very well and getting stronger and healthier every day. He emphasized the fact that Wentz hasn’t been cleared to play.
Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was working our with his teammates out on the field today, which was a change from working on the side with the trainers. Jeffery ran some routes with head coach Doug Pederson looking on very closely. It looks like Jeffery isn’t very far away from getting back out there between the lines on Sundays.
He would be a great addition to the offense because he can make plays when he’s covered. Nick Foles would be able to walk to the line of scrimmage knowing that he’s probably going to throw the ball to Jeffery, but get away with not reading the coverage because Jeffery can go up in a crowd and come down with the football.
We saw that in the Super Bowl when Jeffery went up and took the ball from former Eagles cornerback Eric Rowe. He’s made a career out of going up and coming down with the football.