Eagles coach Doug Pederson had two different stints as a Packer, totaling eight years, but he never got to start a game there because he was backing up Brett Favre, who never missed a start. Now Pederson is coaching a quarterback he sees as similar to Favre — and trying to teach him how to have a similar longevity.

Pederson said this morning on PFT Live that Carson Wentz has a similar style of play to Favre and isn’t afraid to mix things up, and the Eagles are working with Wentz on staying healthy while not changing the way he plays.

“He’s definitely a physical football player. I’ve had conversations with him about protecting himself,” Pederson said of Wentz. “I had a chance to play with one of the greatest, one of the toughest quarterbacks to play the game in Brett Favre, and he didn’t shy away from contact too much either. Carson’s just that way. That’s the way he’s built and the way he’s wired. I don’t want to take that edge away, but at the same time we’ve got to be smart and he’s got to be smart.”