Foles On Mariota Rumors, Health

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Nick Foles was on Radio Row in Phoenix Thursday, and answered questions about his standing with the Eagles, the Marcus Mariota talk and his health.

When it comes to the speculation that the Eagles are ready to move on from him, Foles told the Inquirer that he only listens to one voice when it comes to his standing on the team.

“I think you’re going to hear about them every single year,” Foles said on Thursday. “That’s just part of it. I think the main word is ‘rumor.’ It’s a rumor that you can’t put too much into it. I only listen to the people at the [Eagles] facility, being Chip [Kelly]. He’s the one that will make the decision.”

Foles missed the final eight games with a broken collarbone. He said the injury is now fully healed and believes he would have been able to suit up if the Eagles had made it to the postseason.

“Looking back upon I would have been able to play if we were in the playoffs,” Foles said. “If it was the first playoff game it would have been probably closer to 90 percent healed to where it was medically to the point where it would be solid enough. That would have been possibly the first time I could have played.”

During a visit with the NFL Network, Foles addressed specifically the rumors that Chip Kelly has eyes for Marcus Mariota.

“The way I look at it is it is something I can’t control,” he said. “What I can control is preparing, getting ready for next season to be back with the Eagles, be their starting quarterback, be the guy to lead the guys onto the field. Marcus Mariota is a tremendous quarterback and I expect him to have a tremendous NFL career, but when it comes down to all the rumors and everything, I don’t pay much attention because I’m just worried about being the best player I can be for the Philadelphia Eagles.”