Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has been down the path of drafting and developing a rookie quarterback before.

As head coach of the Detroit Lions, Schwartz drafted Matthew Stafford out of Georgia with the No. 1 overall pick in 2009. He had a simple analogy to explain how to best bring up a first-year signal caller.

"Don't judge him on something else," Schwartz said would be his advice to any head coach -- including Doug Pederson -- on how to handle Carson Wentz this summer and season. "And also don't pre-determine the result of the race. Let him go play. Don't put extra pressure on him.

"I can't speak for Carson. We have enough worries on defense right now. I think when we drafted Stafford, we just let him play. Was he our best quarterback? Was he ready? Unfortunately, he got hurt both his first and second year by holding the ball too long. I think he had the command and he would have been ready to play had it not been for those injuries."