When the Philadelphia Eagles open their season Sunday, Carson Wentz will be their starting quarterback.
In a Monday morning press conference, Eagles coach Doug Pederson made the decision official.
This weekend the Eagles traded veteran quarterback Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings.
Wentz who had been then third string quarterback behind Bradford and Chase Daniel now moves into the starting spot.
Pederson said Daniel is a team player and a great mentor for Carson.
Pederson said this is why they drafted Carson Wentz, and he’s ready to go.
He also says the expectations don’t change and he’s challenging his team.
The Eagles play the Cleveland Browns in the opening game of the season.
That game can be watched right here on KX CBS, game time is noon on Sunday..
Wentz played just one preseason game before suffering a hairline fracture.
“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” says Pederson.
This summer the Eagles kept insisting they would keep Wentz inactive this year while he learned from the quarterbacks above him.