MINNEAPOLIS -- The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles face a potential quarterback dilemma after Nick Foles lit up the New England Patriots' defense Sunday to cap an impressive late-season run to a championship.
Foles joins a relatively long list of unexpected Super Bowl starters facing potentially uncertain futures. Tom Brady, Doug Williams, Jim Plunkett, Terry Bradshaw and Roger Staubach became regular starters for their teams the following season. Trent Dilfer left his team in free agency.
Foles is signed through the 2018 season and will be the backup if he remains on the team and injured starter Carson Wentz recovers, which puts him in a different situation. Philly does not need to unload him in the interests of clarity at the position. To the contrary, the Eagles have at least some incentive to carry Foles on their roster while Wentz recovers.
Do the Eagles hold on to Foles as insurance for Wentz, or do they try to trade Foles while his value is at its peak?
I posed the question to 10 NFL insiders Sunday night. Their answers might surprise you.