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Carson Wentz named starting quarterback for the Eagles

The Carson Wentz Era is now for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The No. 2 overall draft pick will start Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns despite missing the final three preseason games after injuring his ribs in the opener.

"I'm very confident and I'm very excited to get this opportunity," Wentz said Monday.

Coach Doug Pederson made the announcement two days after the Eagles traded Sam Bradford to the Vikings for a 2017 first-round pick and a 2018 conditional fourth-round pick.

"Everybody feels like this kid is ready to go," Pederson said. "We drafted him to take on the reins. It's something now that we're prepared to do. He's such a...