The Philadelphia Eagles overhauled their quarterback situation this offseason. While Sam Bradford was re-signed on a two-year, $35 million contract, the Eagles picked up former Chiefs backup Chase Daniel in free agency on a three-year, $21 million deal of his own, and surrendered a ton of draft pick capital to move up from No. 13 to No. 8 and then No. 8 to No. 2 in this year's NFL Draft, where they selected North Dakota State passer Carson Wentz.
The job will be Wentz's eventually, but for now, the plan is for Bradford to be the team's starter in 2016. And according to a Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski, Wentz won't even be the No. 2 quarterback on game day's. Instead, he may not even be dressed.
It's very clear the Eagles want to be extremely patient with Wentz, a player they view as the long term centerpiece of the franchise, but not in any way some kind of short term fix.
Even if Bradford gets hurt, count on pricey backup Chase Daniel to take over the reins as the starter. There's a very good chance Wentz won't even dress on game day, as teams typically only keep two quarterbacks active.
It would be extremely unusual for a No. 2 overall pick -- let alone a quarterback picked No. 2 -- to be inactive (and healthy) on game days. The optics of it all would not look great. But then, neither does paying two QBs a combined $56 million and then trading up to No. 2 to take another quarterback.
And anyway, the optics shouldn't really matter to the Eagles. If they think this is the best way to get Wentz to hit his ceiling, then that's what they should do.