Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz would be inactive for games if the regular season started today, Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson said, according to PhillyVoice.com.
According to Pederson, Wentz currently sits behind Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel on the team’s depth chart, and only the top-two quarterbacks will be carried as active players.
“Typically, the third quarterback is down,” Pederson said. “It’s hard right now to look down the road, but if we had to play this week, Carson would be down. He’d be the third quarterback. He’d be deactivated. That’s probably the direction we’re heading, I would think is going that route. Obviously barring injury and, as you know, how this game is, but typically the third quarterback, whoever that is, is down on game day.”
Pederson and the Eagles have been clear throughout the offseason that they plan to handle Wentz’s development process slowly. The 23-year-old shot up draft boards after strong performances on the pre-draft circuit, but played at the FCS level with North Dakota State.
Philadelphia has already announced that Bradford will be the starter going into the season.