Carson Wentz will be under center come week one.
Yes it’s official. Philadelphia Eagles head coach, Doug Pederson announced Monday that the rookie quarterback will start against the Cleveland Browns this Sunday.
“We obviously made this decision. And I spent the weekend with my offensive staff …” Pederson said. “Everybody feels like this kid is ready to go and we drafted him to take on the reins and it’s something now we are prepared to do.”
Wentz played just one preseason game due to a hairline rib fracture. But according to Pederson, Wentz it’s healthy and ready to go.
And Wentz told reporters that when he got the nod to become the new starter that he was actually out goose hunting.
“I was actually right in the middle of a cornfield hunting when that happened,” Wentz said. “So I got the call. I was obviously very surprised but instantly I was just really excited. A lot of excitement going on and I quickly cleaned up and got out of there. There was just so many emotions going on with my family and stuff, so now it’s just down to business. I’m very confident and I’m very excited to get this opportunity.”
The Eagles will host the Browns this Sunday at 1:00 pm eastern time.