By Michael Bennett
Eagles Super Bowl MVP quarterback Nick Foles is the starter for now, per coach Doug Pederson’s decree.
But how does he plan on working with Carson Wentz when the team’s franchise quarterback returns from injury?
Foles said this Tuesday on Fox Sports:
“It is a great dynamic. I think it is a great example to younger quarterbacks in high school. I feel like you are always trying to cut each other in drills, always trying to outdo each other. It becomes sort of a toxic environment and it’s not fun.
I’ve always been a relationship guy. Even if you are a quarterback, I want to have fun, I want tot push each other, but at the end of the day we are on the same team and we have to support each other.
Carson is a great player and he is going to be a tremendous player in this league for a long time. I think having those open discussions in the locker room, starting with your friendship first and then your teammates genuinely caring for each other.
He knows when he is out there I’m not vying for him to get hurt or something, I want him to succeed, I want him to stay healthy the entire season, I want him to have a great career … even at the expense of me not playing. That is where I have to put my ego aside and say this is what is best for the team. I can still be a leader in the locker room, but just in my lane. It becomes tricky.
“Now we are going into this season, and everyone wants to know ‘Hey are you going to start the season, where is Carson?’ We’ll see what happens but the thing is, Carson can get healthy, he knows I’m not trying to take it over. I would love to play in Philly the rest of my career, I love the city, but I know that is not the situation. I want Carson to have an amazing career there, be a legend there. I’m just excited about this season and we’ll see what happens after that.”