By Michael Donovan
This just in:
Nick Foles, whose last game won the Super Bowl for the Eagles, their first ever, still wants to be a starting NFL quarterback.
This wouldn’t classify as news except in a town in which Carson Wentz will take over the job when his wrecked knee is deemed ready to go.
Speaking to a Texas TV station, Foles said:
“We love Philly. 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, via Bleeding Green Nation. “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. Just living in the moment.”
With Wentz still recovering from the torn ACL that ended his season early last Dec. 10 against the Rams in L. A., it is very possible that Foles starts in Week 1 of the 2018 season.
“I just kind of know Nick in his mentality. I think he’s fine with that. He understands it’s Carson’s team. He knew that last year,” Pederson said at the NFL Annual Meeting last month. “But he did embrace his role, obviously, and did it superbly. Moving forward, I think he’s going to be OK.”
“I think it’s a very unique situation. 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.”