Foles in unusual spot with Eagles
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.