Eagles in win-win situation with Nick Foles
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By Tim McManusESPN Staff Writer

MINNEAPOLIS -- The first questions about quarterback Nick Foles' future came less than 12 hours after the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots.

Is Carson Wentz still the starting quarterback? Will there be an open competition in training camp? Can a Super Bowl MVP go back to being a backup?

"I knew I couldn't get off this stage without those questions," said coach Doug Pederson, fresh off outdueling Bill Belichick in a 41-33 win over the Pats. "We're just going to enjoy this moment. We're going to get on this plane, go back to Philadelphia, we're going to celebrate with our fans back in Philly. We've got a long offseason -- well, really a short offseason now -- but we're just going to enjoy this moment. I'm happy for Nick, I'm happy for the team. It's not about one guy. It's about the team."

Pederson wasn't ready to go there, but the answer to all three questions seem fairly clear -- particularly the first two. Yes, Wentz is the starting quarterback when healthy. No, there won't be an open competition for the job. And yes, a Super Bowl MVP can return to a backup role -- at least this one can. Foles is a great teammate, has no ego about him and has found joy in his job again after nearly retiring just a couple of years back. Foles is under contract through 2018 and is scheduled to make a base salary of $4 million with a cap hit of around $7.6 million. The chances of him rocking the boat next season are...



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