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Eagles name Carson Wentz starting quarterback over Chase Daniel

The Eagles have picked Carson Wentz as their starting quarterback.
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Quarterback Carson Wentz fully participated in Monday's practice and will start Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns, head coach Doug Pederson announced.

The Eagles opted to start the second overall pick from this year's NFL draft after veteran quarterback Sam Bradford was traded to the Minnesota Vikings. Wentz was selected over Chase Daniel.

Daniel was reportedly “not happy” when he was informed of the decision, according to Mike Garafolo of Pederson told reporters that there is a plan to bring in a third quarterback.

Wentz is coming off a four-year career at North Dakota State, where he threw for 5,115 yards and 45 touchdowns.

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Wentz sustained an injury to his ribs in his first preseason game but has recovered and participated in a full team practice on Monday.

Wentz will be the first rookie quarterback to start the season opener in Eagles franchise history.