The Philadelphia Eagles were able to grind out an 18-12 season opener win over the Atlanta Falcons, but the questions still lingered after game concerning the quarterback situation with Pro Bowler Caron Wentz's inevitable return to the field.
Head coach Doug Pederson has remained quite vague with the situation keeping the window open concerning a return date for their star quarterback. According to Jeff McLane of Philly.com, Eagles offensive coordinator Mike Groh voiced that a decision on the starter for Week 2 action against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be announced on Wednesday.
#Eagles OC Mike Groh said that Doug Pederson will announce the QB on Wednesday, but the team knows and is already preparing for the Bucs knowing who will be under center.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) September 11, 2018
This is a clear sign that Wentz is nearing his return as the Eagles are likely still debating whether it is wise to bring him back just yet from the injury. He is still ahead of the timetable in his recovery from an ACL and LCL, bu the team has been operating in a bit of a more precautionary manner with the entire matter. Wentz has quickly solidified himself as the long-term starter for the franchise and jeopardizing his health to bring him back before he is ready is something that the team doesn't want to do to risk his future due to setback or another related injury.
The Eagles have also voiced much comfort in rolling with Nick Foles throughout the entire process. Foles played well enough to lead his team to a win completing 19 of 34 passes for 117 yards while throwing an interception. The team has a solid running game to depend with Jay Ajayi leading the charge as he recorded 62 rushing yards on 15 attempts along with a pair of touchdowns.
Philadelphia is in no rush to bring Wentz back before he's physically ready to do so, but this upcoming decision on Wednesday will bring clarity as to where he stands in making his way back to the field.