NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported after the swap that Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick, will start as soon as he's healthy, according to a source informed of the team's plans.
Like Bradford before him, though, Daniel can't ignore reality: First-round quarterbacks don't sit for long in today's NFL. Despite an offseason's worth of claims by the Eagles that Wentz would be tucked away in bubble wrap, those summertime promises are always dubious.
Wentz has been out of commission since suffering a massive hit in Philly's opening preseason tilt. Offering better size and physical traits than Daniel, though, the rookie was destined for early action as soon as Bradford was sent packing.
That would have been true even with Bradford on the roster, but Saturday's headline-grabbing trade only hurried the inevitable.