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Super Bowl MVP Foles explains why he stayed in backup role with Eagles
Jason Kelce, Nick Foles and Fletcher Cox in the Eagles Super Bowl win and after.
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PHILADELPHIA – Nick Foles said he never wanted to leave the Eagles, even if that meant switching from the Super Bowl MVP to a replacement role Carson Wentz recovers from two ligament tears in his knee. Therefore, Foles said on Tuesday that he never worried about the trade rumors, even though he wanted to be a quarterback again.
Eagle's Executive Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman has not necessarily been able to deny these trade rumors last month.
Foles agreed to restructure its contract last week, giving it a $ 2 million raise and incentives that could take over its contract this season depending on the number of launches, up to $ 14 million, and so on  "You have to look at the moment and where you are," said Foles. On the other hand, the grass is not always greener Will I lead a team again? Absolutely.
"But I'm trying to run away and get it right now? I'm thankful to be here … I'm not even on the table. I am really thankful that I am in this moment. "
Foles told a radio station in Austin, Texas earlier this month that he wanted to start again, Foles said he could not believe that was going to be a big deal.
" I can not believe I'm actually coming out and had to say that I want to be a prologue again, "Foles said." I've always believed that your actions are louder than words. I should not have come out and said that I should be an appetizer again, because when I say that, there are a lot of people who say they should not be starters. The key is to go to the field and lead your team and show people that, hey, this guy is a good guy in the locker room, he can lead a team, he has done it on the field and he has it showed. I have always had to do that. "
Foles said he did not demand trade, and the contract restructuring was a joint decision because of" the unique situation we are in. " Autoplay
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The contract gives the two Foles and the Eagles a common option for 2019. So it's possible that this season will be Foles "That was the Eagles."
"It was a mutual thing just because of the situation we were in," Foles said. "The contract, if you really analyze it, is a really good contract. That benefits me, that also benefits the team. You have an option on me. We've pretty much created something that benefits me, which benefits the team. It is a unique situation we are in right now.
And Foles said he wanted it to continue, whether he would start the season as a quarterback, or if Wentz would return in time for the first week.
"It's" I'm living right now, "Foles said the season. "My moment is to help this team … while Carson gets well, every time he gets well and he's out of it, and I'm excited for him, I want him to get well, back to Carson Wentz  "That excites me."
But Foles admits things have changed after winning the Super Bowl, going far beyond Disney, hours after the game was named MVP.
"Me I'm still the same guy. I just can not go many places, "he said, laughing.
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But he tried
The same goes for the other Eagles that were made available to the media Jason Kelce and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox on Tuesday.
"There are more pictures when you go to breakfast" Kelce said with a laugh, "It has not changed too much."
Meanwhile, Cox said that in his hometown of Yazoo City, Mississippi, there was a parade in his honor, and that a street was named after him, the now "Fletcher Cox" is called Road. "
" They named the longest street in Yazoo City after me, "said Cox.
Kelce, who became famous for his speech at the parade four days after the Super Bowl on February 8, became emotional when asked what the speech meant to him.
Kelce Wore a Mummer Costume for the Parade, Then, in his speech about the steps of the art museum, he listed all the doubts that followers and fans had about him and his teammates, head coaches Doug Pederson and Roseman.
He said that the impulse "came from the heart."
start thinking about all these points in your life, where you have to overcome things, "Kelce said." I literally found myself [after] playing Vikings in the shower (he paused to stop the tears) ,
"You get pretty emotional, you cry, then I run after the Super Bowl on the field and I can not believe it happened, it hits you all at once, that's the whole speech, it was not just It was all these stories that I think about at night, I can not sleep, then you start thinking about how everyone else got there and how the city got there.
"So I started to go through, what I meant to say. "
And that was one of the reasons why Foles decided to stay.
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