Eagles vs Redskins : The Philadelphia Eagles will start Nick Foles again at quarterback when the team travels to take on the Washington Redskins on Sunday, coach Doug Pederson said on Monday.
== MATCH INFO ==
NFL Football Week 17
Team : Eagles vs Redskins
Date : Sunday, December 30
Start Time : 4:25 Pm Et
Since taking over as the team’s starter in Week 15, Foles has thrown for 741 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Foles has guided the Eagles (8–7) to two straight wins, including an upset over the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 16.
During Sunday’s 32–30 win over the Houston Texans, Foles led the Eagles on a 72-yard drive with just over two minutes left in the game to set up Jake Elliott’s game-winning 35-yard field goal. Foles set an Eagles single-game franchise record for most passing yards with 471 in the victory. He now has four 400-yard passing games, the most in Eagles history.
Foles is replacing an injured Carson Wentz, who has been sidelined with a fractured vertabrae. The Eagles will evaluate Wentz after Sunday’s game, leaving the door open for a possible return should the Eagles advance to the postseason.
Foles has one year remaining on his contract, but with a reported salary of $20 million next year, Foles’s future with the team is up in the air. The backup quarterback acknowledged the uncertainty after his win on Sunday.