Despite what happened this past weekend, Nick Foles did what no quarterback was able to do in the city of Philadelphia and that was bring home a Super Bowl trophy.
In Mercedes Super-Dome last night, he likely played his final game in an Eagles uniform in heartbreaking fashion after a pass hit the hands of Alshon Jeffrey and slipped off right into the hands of a Saints defender.
Following the game, the eagles back-up quarterback sounded like a man who knew his time was up in Philly and that he would not be back next season.
“The big thing is what the city means to me,” Foles said, via Reuben Frank of NBCSports Philadelphia. “It’s always welcomed me and my family. It’s really been a joy to live there and wear the green and wear the jersey. No matter what, you can’t ever take that away. We were able to do some really special things.
“We’ll see what happens, but I’ll tell you this, I’ve enjoyed every single moment and [Philadelphia] will always have a special place in my heart. The city, the fans, the people, everything about it. There’s nothing like playing in the Linc in front of the crowd. It’s some of my favorite moments. My family got to experience them, my daughter got to experience them. We’ll see what happens, but I’ve enjoyed everything.”
Basically, this is what the Eagles have to decide to do in regards to Nick Foles.
-Eagles must decide by 30 days before League Year (approx Feb 12) whether to exercise option for $20M salary
-If Eagles exercise, Foles has 5 days to pay $2M to void, become FA
-If not voided, $20M becomes fully guaranteed 5th day of League Year.