It’s unlikely that both Carson Wentz and Nick Foles will be Philadelphia Eagles in 2019, and after coach Doug Pederson told reporters this week that Wentz remains the Eagles’ future at quarterback, all signs point to Foles heading elsewhere.
If it were up to Pederson’s old friend and Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, however, Foles would be sticking around.
As noted by NBC Sports Philadelphia, Favre recently addressed the Eagles’ QB situation on SiriusXM NFL Radio, and when tasked with deciding between Wentz or Foles as Philly’s starter, he made it clear he prefers the Super Bowl LII MVP.
“You know the old saying, ‘Dance with the one who brung you?'” Favre said. “I don’t want to come across as knocking Carson Wentz at all, because I’m not. I think a lot of him. But I would go with Nick Foles, I really would … They are both good. I just, I really like what I’ve seen from both guys but in particular Nick Foles, especially considering the circumstances in which he has come in.”
Favre went on to say that Wentz has “already proven that he’s a great quarterback.” But it’s Foles’ history of clutch-time performances, including this season’s improbable playoff run, that truly inspires the Green Bay Packers legend.