Nick Foles admits he wants to find starting job for next season

ESPN

Nick Foles is looking for a starting gig, and Carson Wentz is hoping to be back leading the Philadelphia Eagles this spring.

The two quarterbacks spoke on the same patch of carpet in the Eagles locker room about an hour apart as players cleaned out their lockers Monday after a divisional round loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Foles claims he hasn't given much thought to his next step, saying he was so hungry after the flight Sunday night that all he could think about was the pizza in his fridge. He did concede, though, that his goal is to land a starting job.

"Yeah, like I said, I would love to lead a team," Foles said. "The starter thing, leading a team, impacting a locker room … that's why we play the game, to impact people, to create an atmosphere."

The Eagles can exercise a $20 million option in Foles' contract for 2019, but the QB can buy his way out of that option and into free agency by paying back $2 million. That means, barring a franchise tag designation, he can be a free agent this offseason.

Foles, who flirted with retirement a few seasons back after a trying stint with the St. Louis Rams, said he's not sure exactly how much longer he wants to play the game, but he says he has been "energized" by being part of the Eagles locker room over the past two seasons.

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