PHILADELPHIA -- How are the Eagles' quarterbacks faring during training camp? Here's an evaluation from Saturday’s practice at the NovaCare Complex:
There wasn’t much to go on. Carson Wentz was held out of practice with sore ribs, a holdover from Thursday night’s preseason game. Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel took their turns, but several drills involved only running plays. McLeod Bethel-Thompson, the No. 4 QB, got more reps than usual with Wentz out.
Sam Bradford: Up
Wow moment: When the Eagles weren’t running the ball, they were mostly throwing short passes. That’s Bradford’s strong suit, so he looked more than comfortable for most of the practice. He did throw a nice pass about 30 yards downfield, catching wide receiver Nelson Agholor in full stride for a completion.
Whoa moment: During one 11-on-11 session, Bradford looked around for someone to come open. He spotted rookie wide receiver Paul Turner, who got free in the back of the end zone. Bradford gunned it, but the pass sailed to the left, well out of Turner’s range.
Chase Daniel: Up
Wow moment: Working against the first-team defense in the red zone, Daniel rolled to his right. He threw back toward the middle of the field, where tight end M.J. McFarland was waiting. The throw got through a crowd of defenders for a touchdown.
Whoa moment: During a full-team drill in the red zone, Daniel had running back Ryan Mathews running down the right sideline. Daniel threw, but his pass hit cornerback Jaylen Watkins in the back and bounced away harmlessly.
Who won the day? It had to be Bethel-Thompson. He normally gets more practice time standing in as a defensive back or running the occasional route as a tight end. On Saturday, Bethel-Thompson got to play some quarterback. For that, the day belonged to him.