His time in Philadelphia likely done, Nick Foles isn't worrying about future yet

Nick Foles’ time in Philadelphia has likely come to an end.

The New Orleans Saints beat the Eagles 20-14 on Sunday afternoon to reach the NFC Championship, ending Philadelphia’s season.

While the expectation is that the Eagles will stick with Carson Wentz as their quarterback next season and move on from Foles, he isn’t ready to look ahead to the future yet.

“I’m not really going to worry about it right now,” Foles said, via the NFL Network. “I’ll do what I can to enjoy this ride back with my teammates and we’ll see what happens.”

Wentz, who is still on his rookie contract, suffered a fracture in his back and was sidelined for the year in December, the second straight season that’s been cut short for the 26-year-old. So, the team turned to Foles — who led them to the postseason yet again this year.

While they can pick up his $20 million option in 2019, it’s far more likely that Foles will become a free agent and land with another team next season. The Eagles have made it clear that Wentz is the centerpiece of their franchise, and that’s who they want to build around. In the long run, that’s probably a smart move.

It’s likely a smart move for Foles, too. The 29-year-old could land a big pay day elsewhere, and will have the opportunity to be looked at as a true starting quarterback again, not just as insurance.

Look back at Foles' Super Bowl win: 

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his teams 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with teammate injured quarterback Carson Wentz #11 after defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with his daughter Lily Foles after his 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with Jason Kelce #62 after defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with his daughter Lily Foles and wife Tori Foles after his 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Quarterback Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the New England Patriots, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: NBC personality Dan Patrick interviews Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles as he is named Super Bowl MVP after they defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Still, he’s spent most of his career there, playing for the Eagles from 2012-2014 before rejoining them last season after two one-year stints in St. Louis and Kansas City.

That, and the fact that he led them to the improbable Super Bowl win last year, makes the prospect of leaving Philadelphia hard for Foles to swallow.

“I think the big thing is what the city means to me,” Foles said, via the NFL Network. “It’s always welcomed me and my family. It’s really been a joy to live there and be a part of everything and wear the green and wear the jersey. So, no matter what you can never take that away. We were able to do some really special things.

“So we’ll see what happens, but I’ll tell you this. I’ve enjoyed every single moment and it’ll always have a special place in my heart. The city, the fans, the people, everything about it. There’s nothing like playing in the Linc. Some of my favorite moments, my family got to experience some. My daughters got to experience them. So we’ll see what happens, but I’ve enjoyed everything.”

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) lies on the turf in front of New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) after the Saints intercepted a pass in the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. The Saints won 20-14. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) pulls in a touchdown reception against Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Cre'von LeBlanc (34) in the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
Jan 13, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; during the fourth quarter of a NFC Divisional playoff football game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) runs against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
El quarterback Drew Brees (9), de los Saints de Nueva Orleáns, lanza una intercepción en la primera serie ofensiva del partido del duelo divisional de los playoffs de la NFL ante los Eagles de Filadelfia, en Nueva Orleáns, el domingo 13 de enero de 2019. (AP Foto/Gerald Herbert)
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) celebrates a first down reception in the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) carries to the one yard line as Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Tre Sullivan (37) pursues in the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) pulls in a reception against New Orleans Saints strong safety Vonn Bell (24) in the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long (56) reacts on a defensive stop in the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) pulls in a reception against New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore in the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews (80) runs into the end zone for a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints posses for a photo with the fans after his teams win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Eagles 20-14. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after his teams loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Eagles 20-14. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Chris Long #56 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after his teams loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Eagles 20-14. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles (L) meets with Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints at mid-field after his teams loss in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Eagles 20-14. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Zach Ertz #86 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after his team gives up an interception late in the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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