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Eagles franchise quarterback Carson Wentz still is making his way back from a season-ending ACL tear suffered in December.

Including his three playoff wins last season, Foles is 14-8 in games he's started for the Eagles.

Pressed on who, exactly, among the assembled reporters had put words in his mouth, Pederson twice interjected, "Next question", before elaborating a bit.

The Philadelphia Eagles on Monday officially announced their starting quarterback for Week 1. "When you get into the regular season and start game planning, then you want whoever that gentlemen is going to be, to take the full complement of reps".

The team gave Foles a raise this offseason to reward him for his postseason performance and keep him in Philly for at least another year.

Wentz had a chance to become the NFL MVP before his injury.

Philadelphia Eagles fans are absolutely ecstatic that for the first time in franchise history, the team will open the National Football League regular season by raising their Super Bowl banner as world champions. He also took six sacks, including one for a safety during a dismal outing in the Eagles' third preseason game, when his team lost to the Browns, 5-0, and left Pederson reportedly describing Foles's performance as "very disappointing".

However, Foles did not carry that level of play into his preseason appearances, when he completed 16 of 26 passes for 171 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. The Atlanta game comes a few days shy of that nine-month mark. There's been a lot of questions about Wentz's status with head coach Doug Pederson getting quite chippy about the constant speculation.

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