Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles committed to playing in the City of Brotherly Love on a restructured contract two months ago.
Foles, however, sounded like a man who is exploring his options when he appeared on the “First Things First” morning show on FS1.
“I would love the opportunity to lead a team,” the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player said on the show. “Now, let me also say this, I’m not just going to go to a team and say, ‘Hey, I want to lead this team,’ and not see where they are. It’s about an environment …
“(The Eagles) had me under contract this year. Everyone wanted to know where I was going to be. I’m grateful to be a part of it. They restructured my deal. They wanted me there. I wanted to be there this year. We’ll see what happens after the season, but I’m excited about this 2018 Eagles season. I get to wear that jersey at least one more year, and I’m super excited about wearing it one more year.”
Foles stepped in when starter Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 14. Although Wentz is expected to be ready for the 2018 season opener, Philadelphia reworked Foles’ contract a week before the draft with an upgraded deal for the 2018 campaign and a mutual option for 2019.
“Now we’re going into this season, and everyone’s wanting to know are you going to start the season. We’ll see what happens,” the 29-year-old Foles said. “But the thing is Carson can get healthy. He knows I’m there. 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’s not the situation. I want Carson to have an amazing career there, be a legend there. I’m just excited about this season and then we’ll see what happens after that.”
Foles led the Eagles to their first title since 1960 by completing 28 of 43 passes for three touchdowns and 373 yards in a 41-33 win over New England in Super Bowl LII. Foles also caught a TD pass right before halftime on the famous “Philly Special” play.