Sam Bradford: Up.
Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson cut the final minicamp practice short Thursday, so there wasn't much to see from the quarterbacks. Let's combine observations from Thursday's practice with a summation of OTAs and minicamp.
Wow Moment: Bradford doesn't always impress you with an individual play or eye-popping throw. His appeal is in how steady and reliable he is. Bradford has the repetitive accuracy that Chip Kelly rated as so important, and he immediately seemed comfortable in Pederson's offense.
Whoa Moment: Bradford missed tight end Zach Ertz on two passes during a 7-on-7 drill Thursday. He overthrew Ertz on a ball to the left, then short-hopped him on a pass to the right. There wasn't anything too extreme, but Bradford is so reliably accurate that errant throws stand out.
Chase Daniel: Up.
Daniel seemed to struggle during Wednesday's indoor practice, which featured a lot of pressure from the defense. With no pressure Thursday, Daniel seemed more in command. Overall, Daniel has looked the part he was hired to play. He is vocal with his fellow quarterbacks and has displayed a stronger-than-expected arm.
Wow Moment: With wide receiver Josh Huff covered by Jalen Mills and Chris Maragos, Daniel threaded a pass that only Huff could reach. He caught it as he fell into the end zone. The defenders didn't seem to see the ball coming.
Whoa Moment: A pass to a similarly covered Wendell Smallwood didn't turn out as well, but that's because linebacker Deontae Skinner mugged the rookie running back. Nevertheless, it probably wasn't the best decision Daniel could have made.
Carson Wentz: Up.
The first-round pick had a solid few weeks of work with his new team. Wentz has the arm and the presence of a franchise quarterback. He missed the occasional throw, but he never appeared tentative or uncertain. And there's no doubt Wentz threw more deep passes than the two veterans. "He's right on track where he needs to be," Pederson said. "He's going to continue to learn and grow with the system. He's definitely in a good position going forward so that when he comes back, there shouldn't be any glitches with him executing, calling and running the offense."
Wow Moment: Wentz zipped a pass to Ertz between two defenders for a 25-yard gain. It was a good example of Wentz's confidence in his arm and his willingness to throw a riskier pass. He also had the strength to get the ball there right on time.
Whoa Moment: On the other hand, that confidence can lead a young QB to push a little too far. On his final pass of the day, Wentz tried to fit a pass in to tight end MJ McFarland. Linebacker Jordan Hicks stepped in front of McFarland for an interception.
Who won the day? Bradford arguably had the best day and certainly won the offseason. His brief holdout notwithstanding, Bradford needed to demonstrate a grasp of the offense and the ability to get the ball where it needed to go. He did that, and he remains No. 1 on the depth chart. "It's great that he has done as well as he's done and he's put himself in a great position now going into training camp," Pederson said.