Foles in un­usual spot with Ea­gles

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PHILADEL­PHIA Nick Foles is in a unique sit­u­a­tion, a Su­per Bowl MVP try­ing to lead his team to a second straight cham­pi­onship know­ing he will most likely play some­where else next sea­son.

Noth­ing about what Foles has done for the Philadel­phia Ea­gles is or­di­nary.

“I’m not wor­ried about the fu­ture but I un­der­stand where I stand and ev­ery time I wear that jersey is spe­cial,” Foles said Wed­nes­day. “We get one more week to­gether, at least.”

The Ea­gles (10-7) face the New Or­leans Saints (13-3) in a NFC di­vi­sional play­off game on Sun­day thanks to Foles’ hero­ics in the clutch again.

He filled in when Car­son Wentz sus­tained a knee in­jury in 2017 and led the Ea­gles to their first NFL ti­tle since 1960, go­ing 5-0 in games that he started and fin­ished.

Foles re­turned to the start­ing lineup after a back in­jury side­lined Wentz last month and has led the Ea­gles to four straight wins, in­clud­ing a 1615 come­back vic­tory at Chicago in the wild-card round. Fac­ing the NFL’s stingi­est de­fence, Foles tossed a 2yard touch­down pass to Golden Tate on fourth down with 56 sec­onds re­main­ing.

But no mat­ter how far Foles can take the Ea­gles, it prob­a­bly won’t change his stand­ing on the team. Wentz is the fran­chise quar­ter­back.

The Ea­gles must de­cide by mid-Fe­bru­ary if they want to ex­er­cise a $20 mil­lion op­tion to keep Foles for 2019. That’s a big price to pay a backup.

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