PHILADELPHIA -- How are the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterbacks faring during training camp? Here's an evaluation from Friday's practice:
Sam Bradford: Up
Wow moment: Bradford caught wide receiver Jordan Matthews in stride over the middle, allowing Matthews to keep running at full speed away from cornerback Ron Brooks. Matthews continued, running 70 yards to the end zone. Brooks closed around the goal line, but couldn’t catch up.
Whoa moment: Within a handful of plays late in practice, Bradford led teammates into hits that injured them. Bradford rolled out to his right, throwing to tight end Zach Ertz. He made a nice catch, but was immediately upended by rookie safety Blake Countess (Ertz wasn’t happy about the hit). Later, Bradford threw a ball up for Matthews. He collided with the defensive back and landed awkwardly, injuring his knee.
Chase Daniel: Down
Wow moment: Daniel had a better day Friday than he did Thursday. His best throw was to wide receiver Chris Givens, who was racing down the right sideline with cornerback Randall Evans and safety Ed Reynolds in coverage. Daniel’s throw allowed Givens to make the catch between the two defensive backs without slowing down.
Whoa moment: Two plays after the throw to Givens, Daniel threw a pass over the middle for wide receiver Paul Turner. The ball floated a bit, allowing safety Jaylen Watkins to step in front of Turner for the interception. The play was almost identical to an interception Daniel threw Thursday.
Carson Wentz: Up
Wow moment: Wentz had a Bradford-like day, throwing mostly short passes that were accurate and well-timed. There weren’t as many standout plays. On one, Wentz threw a deep pass for rookie wide receiver Cayleb Jones, who was running down the right seam with cornerback Jalen Mills in coverage. Jones made an excellent, off-balance catch, landing on the goal line. Wentz’s throw had to be perfect to make it possible.
Whoa moment: Pretty much everything went wrong for Wentz on one play. The defense was blitzing, and a defender got to Wentz for a "sack" (quarterbacks aren’t hit, so the defender pulled up). Wentz unleashed a throw down the right sideline that went over Turner’s head and was intercepted by cornerback Aaron Grymes.
Who won the day? Bradford’s steady, reliable professionalism won this day. Example: During an intense live drill, with the defense coming at full speed on every play, Bradford stepped back from center and changed the play call. With pressure coming, he completed a quick throw to Matthews.