By Andrew Porter

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s not common for an NFL team to move up twice in the draft via trades, in order to draft a quarterback with the second overall pick.

It’s certainly not common for said team to also re-sign their previous season’s starting quarterback, plus add a third QB, in that same offseason.

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And it’s definitely not common for that No. 2 overall pick to be inactive during his rookie season.

Well, this is the exact situation facing the 2016-17 Philadelphia Eagles and first-year head coach Doug Pederson, who said as such over the weekend.

“Typically, the third quarterback is down,” Pederson said via PhillyVoice.com. “It’s hard right now to look down the road, but if we had to play this week, Carson would be down. He’d be the third quarterback. He’d be deactivated. That’s probably the direction we’re heading, I would think it is going that route. Obviously barring injury and — as you know, how this game is — but typically the third quarterback, whoever that is, is down on game day.”

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Of the last 11 quarterbacks selected as a top three overall pick, nine started Week 1 of their rookie season. NFL analyst Mike Mayock thinks Wentz needs to see game action in 2016.

“In the best case scenario for the big picture of the Eagles, I think Carson Wentz needs live reps this year if possible,” Mayock said Monday on the 94WIP Morning Show. “What I mean by that, is he had approximately one thousand less reps than Jared Goff — who went ahead of him, the number one pick from Cal. One thousand less reps in college. He’s smart, he’s tough, he cares, but he needs lives reps.”

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Eagles rookies, quarterbacks, and selected veterans report to Training Camp on Monday, July 25th.