PHILADELPHIA — Nick Foles is on the lookout for a beginning gig, and Carson Wentz is hoping to be again main the Philadelphia Eagles this spring.
The 2 quarterbacks spoke on the identical patch of carpet within the Eagles locker room about an hour aside as gamers cleaned out their lockers Monday following a divisional spherical loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Foles claims he hasn’t given a lot thought to his subsequent step, saying he was so hungry after the flight Sunday night time all he might take into consideration was the pizza in his fridge. He did concede, although, that his purpose is to land a beginning job.
“Yeah, like I mentioned, I’d love to lead a team,” Foles mentioned. “The starter factor, main a team, impacting a locker room, that is one thing that is why we play the sport, to affect folks, to create an environment.”
The Eagles quarterback might get out of his contract and check the market this offseason. The state of affairs has layers, although. Allow us to clarify.
The Eagles quarterback did not want to elaborate on the chance he is headed elsewhere, preferring as a substitute to savor his Philadelphia second.
The Eagles can train a $20 million possibility in Foles’ contract for 2019, however the QB can purchase his approach out of that possibility and into free company by paying again $2 million. Meaning, barring a franchise tag designation, he may be a free agent this offseason.
Foles, who flirted with retirement a few seasons again following a making an attempt stint with the St. Louis Rams, mentioned he is undecided precisely how for much longer he desires to play the sport, however he says he has been “energized” by being a part of the Eagles locker room over the previous two seasons.
Foles turns 30 on Jan. 20.
“No matter we determine, no matter contract we signal, we are going to all the time honor that contract years sensible after which we go from there,” he mentioned.
“If I can not discover the best causes to do that recreation then I want to pursue one thing else, however proper now, I am actually loving enjoying this recreation. … I’ve grown this final yr extra as a participant than I ever have. I am actually beginning to perceive how I want to play this recreation. My recreation has modified, seeing what’s essential and actually simply being myself.”
Wentz mentioned that he would help no matter choice the Eagles make in respect to Foles, including that a lack of egos within the quarterback room has allowed for a wholesome setting.
“I do know a couple issues: I really like Nick. I really like that we’re like brothers in there, me Nick and Nate [Sudfeld], and the help we’ve got for one another,” Wentz mentioned. “No matter occurs is supposed to occur and I feel we’re all going to achieve success in our personal proper.”
Wentz admits it was “super-frustrating” lacking out on postseason play for a second straight yr. A stress fracture was found in his again following a Week 14 recreation towards the Dallas Cowboys, and he was compelled to sit out the remainder of the way in which. Foles stepped in and helped rally the team to three straight wins and a playoff berth.
Wentz suffered a torn ACL/LCL in his left knee final December. He acknowledges that some will now label him injury-prone.
“I understand that is different folks’s opinions on issues. I initially am trying ahead to hopefully placing that to relaxation over the following couple years,” he mentioned.
“I do know I can be wonderful. I do know as soon as I get healed and I do that the best approach, long run this must be wonderful and never come again. That is the optimistic.”
Wentz didn’t put a timetable on his restoration however mentioned he hopes to be on the sector together with his teammates when the team’s offseason conditioning program begins up within the spring.
“Assuming rehab and all the pieces goes properly, hopefully come April as soon as we get rolling once more I may be again on the market the place that wasn’t essentially the case final yr,” he mentioned. “So I feel simply going by the entire offseason program with all people and being on the market can be actually large for us.”