The Eagles plan to shelve Wentz during the 2016 season and groom him behind-the-scenes while Sam Bradford quarterbacks the offense, the Eagles' official site reports.

Wentz, standing tall at 6-foot-5 and weighing a solid 237 pounds, owns the physical tools that makes quarterback gurus drool, but hails from a Division I-AA program and may thus need time to acclimate to NFL-caliber competition. The Eagles have echoed this sentiment repetitively over the course of the offseason, yet nothing is guaranteed and it isn't out of the realm of possibility for Wentz to see time in 2016 should starting QB Sam Bradford implode. For the time being, though, the starting job is Bradford's to lose, and even if Bradford were to self-destruct at some point in 2016, it could very well be Chase Daniel (a favorite of HC Doug Pederson from their time in Kansas City) who takes the wheel. Bradford is only under contract for one more season and is essentially serving as a placeholder at quarterback until Wentz takes over in 2017.

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