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19:39  12 june  2018
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Having Nick Foles behind Carson Wentz was the perfect insurance plan for the Philadelphia Eagles last season. Foles stepped in and delivered a fantastic performance down the stretch in the postseason, cumulating with Super Bowl MVP honors.

What was once the ultimate plan could have turned into a disaster if it wasn't for the way Foles and Wentz have been able to press forward in their roles with the team. Their relationship has allowed them to coexist as Wentz works his way back to take over the seat that Foles is keeping warm for them.

Doug Pederson shared what he thinks makes their relationship such a good one.

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Doug Pederson says this is Nick Foles ' team now. Not so fast, says Foles . "I feel like the confidence level (is there), absolutely," Foles said. "Now, I get like, 'Oh wait, you're the guy,' and all that, but that's just how I am," Foles said. "I respect Carson Wentz .

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"Their relationship is great. I just think there are no egos involved," Pederson said during his press conference on Tuesday. "They are in this thing together. They support each other. Their relationship has carried over into this spring and this summer. It's been a really good dynamic between those two."

Pederson commended Foles and Wentz for how well they communicate in the QB room. He knows they want to get better as individual players which will happen given how they push each other.

"The dialogue is unbelievable. It starts with Press Taylor leading the group. They are challenging each other through conversation and making each other better. We are fortunate to have two very good MVP caliber quarterbacks in that room," Pederson said.

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In many ways, the Eagles resemble the Giants team that won the Super Bowl in 1990. Starting quarterback Phil Simms went down in Week 15 after having a solid season. Backup QB Jeff Hostetler stepped in guided New York through the playoffs.

Like Foles, Hostetler returned after quarterbacking his team to a Super Bowl win. Simms suffered a foot injury, so his recovery wasn't as intense as Wentz's. However, when Simms came back, he was forced to compete with Hostetler for the starting job rather than have it given back to him.

Hostetler ended up beating Simms out only to break his back in Week 12 of the 1991 season. A few years later, neither Simms nor Hostetler was with the Giants.

That's a situation Pederson obviously wants to keep from happening in Philadelphia. He is well aware that Foles has earned the right to compete for the job in the eyes of people who are not in the NovaCare complex.

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"From the outside world, people will say, 'Yeah Nick deserves the opportunity.' But we are encouraged with Carson's progress right now," Pederson said. "Right now, today, that is the case because Carson isn't ready. I don't know where we will be in September when we open against the Falcons."

Pederson made it clear that Wentz is still the guy and the Eagles are Wentz's team. It's a strange situation for Foles, but it's one that he seems to be all right with.

"I would love the opportunity to be a starter again. I know my spot in Philadelphia," Foles said in April. "I'm signed for one more year, and I love the team, and I love the city. I'm excited for Carson to get back on his feet. I'll be ready to go whenever they need me."


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