Nick Foles named starter against the Buccaneers

David Maialetta/PHILLY.COM

Carson Wentz has yet to be cleared, so Nick Foles gets at least one more week as the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback.

Head coach Doug Pederson made the announcement on Wednesday.

Foles struggled to get going against Atlanta in Week 1, going 19-of-34 for 117 yards and averaging just 3.4 yards per pass attempt. His Alshon Jeffery-less receivers didn’t cause much separation.

“I thought Nick had a really good week of practice last week leading into the game. You’ve got to give credit to Atlanta defensively, so it’s a little of both. But Nick gets better each week, and the more reps he gets, just continues to get better.”

Foles does get an easier secondary this week as Tampa Bay’s cornerback tandem of Carlton Davis and Brent Grimes is far less potent than the one of Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford in Atlanta.

Maybe the receivers can get open this week and we see the good Foles.


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