Ian Rapoport of NFL.com had the news first:
The #Eagles plan to start QB Nick Foles on Thursday in the season opener, sources say. Carson Wentz (ACL, LCL) has done fantastic in rehab. But this is a long-term decision for the face of the franchise.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2018
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia’s starting quarterback through most of last season, hasn’t played since tearing his ACL and LCL in Week 14 of the 2017 campaign.
Foles’ ability to guide the Eagles to the championship in Wentz’s absence has given Philadelphia staff confidence to let Foles take the reins until Wentz is back at 100 percent.
The Eagles host the Falcons on Thursday night.