Once Nick Foles stepped in at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, it was clear he was not going to be giving the position up any time soon.
Foles had an excellent season under first-year head coach Chip Kelly, but he is not thinking about a new deal.
“If that’s what changed my mindset, I’d be in trouble. If that’s what changed my heart, I’d be in trouble,” Foles told Les Bowen of The Philadelphia Daily News. “If it was a dollar figure (that motivated him), I don’t think I could do that. I know who I am. I enjoy playing this game, whatever my contract is, or not. I don’t even know how much I make this next year, I just love playing this game with my teammates. And obviously, now is the point when we do make a living doing it. But at the same time, if I’m focused on the money part of it, how am I going to be the best player, and how am I going to show my teammates my heart, when I go do what I do?”
“I don’t ever want to worry about it,” he said. “I want to help this team win, in any way possible. At the end of the day, it’ll take care of itself.”
Foles completed 203 of 317 passes for 2,891 yards with 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions last season.