The Los Angeles Rams are the next step in the Philadelphia Eagles journey. Carson Wentz is out, and Nick Foles is in (again).
History has an amazing way of repeating itself. Here we are, at the one-year anniversary of a day no Philadelphia Eagles fan will ever forget, and it’s almost scary how identical the stories are. Starting quarterback Carson Wentz will have to sit with an injury while his backup, Nick Foles, will have to try and lead his team to victory.
The opponent is the same, the Los Angeles Rams. The venue is the same, the Los Angeles Coliseum, but the story line is very different.
This one isn’t expected to be a shootout, and the Eagles, if they’re going to win, won’t be able to rely on Foles to complete a few timely passes late to get Philly into range for a last-second field goal. Mr. Foles is going to have to be that guy we saw in the Super Bowl.
We had heard about the Wentz injury that seemingly came out of nowhere. Shortly after most of us on the East Coast had eaten lunch on Friday, we got an injury report.
On Saturday, Philly made the best decision possible and came to their senses. They decided to sit their starter. Take a look:
After a disappointing season, some of the hope lied in the chance that the Eagles could at least rest in the idea of getting some meaningful snaps for their signal caller and in watching him continue to progress. Now, that’s on hold.
‘The Birds’, though not mathematically eliminated from postseason contention, have the slimmest of chances to get in. There’s no point in risking further injury to their franchise quarterback. The rest of the 2018 regular season is in the hands of Foles.
Unfortunately, the thought process isn’t getting meaningful snaps to get the backup ready for a postseason run. Philly just wants to land the plane without crashing it. Cue the mock drafts.