Foles talks Eagles, fame
Of course Nick Foles wants to be a starter again.
The reigning Super Bowl MVP confirmed what Eagles fans suspected during an interview over the weekend with sportscaster Mike Barnes of KVUE in Austin, Texas while sporting a Phillies cap.
“I know there was some stuff going around, a possible trade, and I would love the opportunity to be a starter again. I know my spot in Philly. I think I’ve shown what I can do.” Foles said. “I’m signed for one more year and I love the team, I love the city. I’m excited for Carson (Wentz) to get back on his feet. I’ll be ready to go whenever they need me. But we’ll see.”
Howie Roseman, Eagles executive vice president, confirmed to Philly.com last month that there was interest around the league for Foles, but that he wouldn’t give away his prized quarterback without getting value in return.
“We know what we have. And that allows us the ability to feel very good about the most important position in sports,” Roseman said during the NFL’S annual meetings. “For us to get rid of something like that, that’s going to be a high price tag.”
Foles, who was scheduled to return to Eagles training camp Monday, opened up about a number of different topics, including how his Christian faith helped him get through a particularly rough patch at the end of the season.
“I’m getting critiqued like crazy. My wife and I feel it. I’m having to do press conferences and having to answer the questions that are tough because I wasn’t playing well the last couple of games,” Foles said. “I was focused too much on previously just fitting in the offense and running the offense. Well, you get lost in that. You’ve got to let your talents shine and play and trust the guys you play with.”
Foles also joked about being recognized more readily on the street because of his newfound fame, leading the Eagles quarterback to wear glasses in public to disguise himself.
“Though I’m doing an interview with them on, so I might be ruining my disguise now,” Foles joked.
Foles grew up in Austin, Texas, watching Barnes on the local ABC affiliate, and the longtime sportscaster began interviewing the future NFL quarterback during his playing days at Westlake High School.
“I think the big thing with Philly is I have such a great relationship with all the personnel decision makers that if there ever does come a day where I am traded or something does happen, it’s going to be an open conversation,” Foles said. “We’re excited to go back to Philly. I don’t know what my career holds from here on out.”
One question Barnes failed to ask was whether Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has congratulated Foles yet on his Super Bowl victory. “I haven’t heard from him yet,” Foles said in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! back in February. “I know he’s busy. I know he’s got a lot going on.”
Foles has kept busy this offseason, writing a memoir titled Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure and Overcoming the Odds. The book is scheduled to be released June 26.
Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles recently penned a memoir that will be released June 26.