My, how things can change with a phone call.

Carson Wentz, the Eagles' rookie quarterback out of North Dakota State, is on the shelf with a rib injury. Until Sam Bradford was traded to the Vikings on Saturday morning many assumed Wentz would spend the first part of the season - if not the whole thing - learning from afar as Bradford and Chase Daniel took the saps.


Several reports indicate the Eagles intend to start Wentz next Sunday against the Browns in Week 1.

Talk about a gamble. But then, at this point why not?

Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick in April's draft, completed 12 of 24 passes for 89 yards and an interception before suffering a hairline fracture in his ribs that's forced him to sit out the last three weeks.

He's guaranteed $26.67 million from the Eagles.

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