Nick Foles claims ‘special’ Eagles locker room makes ‘crazy situation’ worth it
It is an extremely rare occurrence to go from Super Bowl MVP one game to the backup quarterback in the next, but Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is happy to do that, citing their “special” locker room environment to help cope with what he called a “crazy situation.”
Although Foles is very eager to lead a team as a starting quarterback again, the 29-year-old veteran opened up to ESPN on Tuesday and said that he is extremely blessed to be a part of the Eagles organization.
“Do I want to lead a team again? Absolutely,” Foles said on Tuesday. “But am I trying to run away and do that right now? Well if it presents itself and that works out, then fine, I’ll live in that moment. But at the same time, I’m so grateful to be a part of this organization.”
Last week, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Foles restructured a deal with the Eagles that includes a $2 million raise for 2018. He can earn up to $14 million more in incentives if he becomes the starting quarterback and hits various benchmarks in Philadelphia.
“It was sort of a mutual thing,” Foles added. “We had been talking about it, just because of the situation we’re in. The contract, if you really analyze it, it’s really a good, good contract. It benefits me; it also benefits the team, as well. They have an option on me. We were able to basically create something that protected me and protected the team because it is a unique situation we’re in now.”
With the Eagles set to kick off the 2018 NFL regular season on Sept. 6 at home against the Atlanta Falcons, Philly star quarterback Carson Wentz has marked that as his return date on his calendar from the devastating knee injury he suffered late last season.