Sun­day’s game

San Francisco Chronicle (Sunday) - - NFL - Rob Maaddi is an As­so­ci­ated Press writer.

ex­er­cise a $20 mil­lion op­tion to keep Foles for 2019. That’s a big price to pay a backup, though Wentz is sched­uled to make a base salary of $720,000 next sea­son with a salary cap to­tal of about $8.5 mil­lion.

If the team de­clines the op­tion, Foles be­comes a free agent. If the op­tion is picked up, Foles has five days to choose whether to ac­cept it or void it and pay back a $2 mil­lion sign­ing bonus. Philadel­phia could elect to ex­er­cise the op­tion and trade Foles. His salary would be­come fully Philadel­phia at New Or­leans, 1:40 p.m. /1550 guar­an­teed on March 18, the fifth day of the league year.

Wentz is un­der team control through 2020 and the Ea­gles could offer him a longterm deal now be­fore his ask­ing price sky­rock­ets.

Although it’s not a de­bate within the or­ga­ni­za­tion, Foles vs. Wentz has dom­i­nated con­ver­sa­tion among fans and sports talk­ers.

Foles has won a Su­per Bowl and he’s 25-12 as a starter in Philadel­phia, go­ing back to his first stint with the team in 2012-14. He has the high­est win­ning per­cent­age (.676) in fran­chise his­tory.

While out­siders ar­gue the mer­its of both, it has not been un­com­fort­able for two quar­ter­backs who are close friends and share a special bond.

“Both guys are brothers in Christ first and fore­most so that’s a big part of their re­la­tion­ship,” Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz said. “They un­der­stand that foot­ball is not the most im­por­tant thing to them so they re­late ex­tremely well in many other things. They’re ex­tremely happy for the other guy’s suc­cess.

“You don’t find that ev­ery­where. You don’t find that very of­ten on the same team let alone the same po­si­tion, but that is what’s dif­fer­ent about this team. Guys truly care about one an­other and are happy for the other man’s suc­cess.”

Stacy Re­vere / Getty Im­ages

Ea­gles quar­ter­back Nick Foles jogs off the field in Chicago last Sun­day after his lat­est play­off vic­tory in place of Car­son Wentz.

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