Because the Eagles touched down to play in Jacksonville, a familiar face used to be there to greet them.
Now with the Jaguars, quarterback Cut Foles got hundreds of hugs from outdated Eagles teammates on Thursday before a game wherein neither he nor Philadelphia starter Carson Wentz saw enjoying time.
For Philadelphia, though, seeing Foles used to be likely considerably bittersweet as having a quarterback — who led the Eagles to their finest Chubby Bowl title graceful two seasons ago — of his caliber as a backup used to be certainly a luxurious.
Having backups, in classic, in Philly seems to be rather luxurious on the original time as they delight in got lost reserve signal-callers Nate Sudfeld and Cody Kessler in every of their first two preseason video games and are keeping starter Carson Wentz out of preseason action.
Following the shortcoming of Kessler to a head harm, Eagles coach Doug Pederson, who had beforehand stated the crew wouldn’t gaze to imprint one more QB, took a wait-and-see outlook.
” what, we are able to evaluate Cody again the following day and over the weekend,” he suggested newshounds after the game. “We will gain during the following couple of days. We will evaluate the whole lot. Obviously, I’m in actuality furious for Clayton [Thorson] tonight getting reasonably about a time. We will evaluate the build we’re and build a decision the build we scamper.”
On the instant-witted facet used to be the play of Thorson, who carried out 16 of 26 passes for 175 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
“I believe he graceful in actuality calmed himself,” Pederson stated. “[He] realized from final week which is sizable to gaze. Steadied himself. I know the feeling coming off the bench be pleased that as a lend a hand-up guy. He stepped in there and did a enormous job of leading the crew and managing the game. He made some broad-time throws and it used to be encouraging to gaze them.”
While Pederson aimed to support things obvious, he admitted shedding two quarterbacks within the precious two preseason video games used to be an equally unique and terrible incidence.
“I do no longer know if I delight in ever been a component within the 14 years I performed or been teaching, the build we lost two quarterbacks be pleased this in preseason video games,” Pederson stated. “The marvel is we are able to gain every of them lend a hand and we are able to evaluate Cody within the morning. We unruffled delight in reasonably about a preseason weeks to determine reasonably about a minute print and, again, build those choices on the discontinuance.”
Sudfeld used to be lost to a broken bone in his left wrist and preliminary reviews delight in him returning around Week 3. Kessler sustained a likely concussion, and extra news on his build is probably going to come as we say. With out reference to how that shakes out, Pederson used to be steadfast in sticking with the understanding to withhold out Wentz.
“No,” Pederson answered when requested if the injuries would commerce the methodology with Wentz. “We will gain some sizable work in with Baltimore coming into town this subsequent week. The understanding is to push the starters in discover and build particular they’re ready there. I in actuality feel discover is the build you build it laborious and demanding on our guys. Carson and the starters on offense delight in carried out a enormous job embracing that. We delight in one more correct opportunity this week. We graceful rob it day-by-day. I don’t gaze to subsequent Thursday. I don’t even gaze to the (season) opener. I am looking out to this weekend and preparing for our discover on Sunday.”
Sadly for Pederson and the Eagles, they can’t rob their quarterbacks’ red jerseys from discover to the leisure two preseason video games, on tale of at this price they might per chance use them.