Philadelphia Eagles rookie safety Earl Wolff will be — yeah, I’m going to say it — thrown to the wolves when he makes his first NFL start this upcoming Sunday. The Eagles will be on the road taking on the Denver Broncos, which means the young Wolff will be going up against a scorching-hot Peyton Manning.
Wolff, however, has no disillusions about what his first start will be like, acknowledging on Thursday that he expects to be picked-on by the experienced Manning:
When I come out there, I felt like Peyton Manning is going to target me. That’s how I felt when I was watching him.
I’m competitive. He’s a quarterback. I’m a DB. I want to compete on every play. I’m just going to go out and make the plays I can make (ESPN).
Wolff will hopefully be the answer Philadelphia is looking for with regards to its banged-up secondary. The 1-2 Eagles are one of the worst teams in the league when it comes to stopping the pass, giving up 323.0 yards per game through the air. That doesn’t exactly bode well for taking on a 3-0 Denver team currently first in the NFL in passing yards per game.
The game between the two will begin at 4:25 p.m. ET and can be seen on Fox.