Nick Foles discusses his season, his recovery, and his future
Although there has been no firm commitment from Chip Kelly about Nick Foles' future, Foles expects to be the Eagles quarterback in 2015.
"I expect to be back here," Foles said in his first public comments since breaking his collarbone in November. "I expect to be the quarterback. I love my teammates, and I expect to be out there leading them and winning some games."
Foles is 14-4 in 18 starts with Chip Kelly as the head coach, but he was inconsistent in 2014 after a Pro Bowl campaign in 2013. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie complimented Foles on Sunday, but said the Eagles will "have to see" abut what they do at quarterback.
That could mean competition for Foles, who entered this season as the unquestioned started. If that's the case, Foles would not have a problem.
"Absolutely," Foles said. "They can draft whoever they want to, they can bring in anybody. I'm going to compete, I'm going to be here. I'm not going to shy away from that."
Foles is optimistic about his recovery and said he is "right on track" with the healing process. He would not have been physically able to play on Sunday even if the Eagles were in playoff contention.
He would not speculate about what the season could have been had he remained healthy. However, he admitted he did not play well enough this season -- specially with turnovers. Foles had 13 turnovers in just more than seven games.
"The interceptions...That's something I can fix. And that's something I will," Foles said. "...I had too many turnovers this year. That's something I'll fix and I'll move forward and I'll figure out."
Foles missed time for the fourth time in the past five seasons. He said he is not concerned about the injury history and that is body will be ready for 2015. He added that he is working on his durability.
Foles is eligible for a contract extension this offseason. He would not comment on whether he will seek an extension or is interested in extension. He said he just wants to play, and his agent will handle the rest.
Foles understood that an evaluation of him still must take place, and he was not going to use a public forum to state his case to be the quarterback
"That's for the coaches to determine," Foles said. "I still have a lot to prove."