FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Philadelphia Eagles are planning to start Nick Foles – not Carson Wentz – at quarterback against the Atlanta Falcons in Thursday night's 2018 NFL Kickoff, according to a report from NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport was the first to report the news, and ESPN's Tim McManus later reported the same information, citing sources "who have weighed in on Philadelphia's quarterback situation."
Foles started for the Eagles at quarterback against the Falcons in their 15-10 divisional round playoff win, taking over for Wentz, who suffered a season-ending ACL injury against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 14 last season. In the Eagles' playoff win against the Falcons, Foles completed 23 of his 30 pass attempts for 246 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
"Going in we knew he was a hell of a competitor," Falcons coach Dan Quinn said of Foles on Saturday. "I think just the accuracy, his ability to have poise under pressure to make the right decisions of where to go with the ball. I certainly commend him on that."