Cardinals should pursue Nick Foles, even if he's unlikely to be available
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By Josh WeinfussESPN Staff Writer

TEMPE, Ariz. -- There's one quarterback who the Arizona Cardinals should pursue this offseason, regardless of his status with his team.

Yes, that's Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.

He was named the MVP of Super Bowl LII on Sunday in Minneapolis after throwing for 373 yards with three touchdowns and an interception, and catching a touchdown pass. The performance proved he can play at the highest level of the NFL, has the poise to be a starting quarterback again and that he can win. All of that is what the Cardinals need from their next quarterback.

There's an obvious hurdle for Arizona, though: Foles is under contract with the Eagles through the 2018 season. That might seem like a bump in the road for Arizona, but Philadelphia's starting quarterback, Carson Wentz, is coming off major knee surgery, adding importance to Foles' backup role in 2018. The severity of the injury will likely make Wentz's recovery take longer than a typical six-month rehab, which would have had him back in June. That means Foles will be needed at least through organized team activities and minicamp, and possibly through training camp. There's a chance Foles will open the season as Philadelphia's...

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