With Carson Wentz injured and a spot in the NFL playoffs still up for grabs, the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback choice down the stretch will be one of the biggest decisions the team has made all year.
But Eagles head coach Chris Pederson is going back to the same well that delivered the Eagles a Super Bowl title last year: backup QB Nick Foles.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Foles will start for the Eagles next week against the Houston Texans.
Pederson noted that Carson Wentz will not be placed on injured reserve, but that it will be “hard to imagine” Wentz playing again this season.
#Eagles coach Doug Pederson tells reporters that QB Nick Foles will be their starting QB next week. Carson Wentz won’t go on IR, but hard to imagine he sees the field again. Pederson has said they won’t put him in harm’s way.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 17, 2018
Last year, Foles took over for an injured Wentz and led the Eagles to a 2-1 record in his three starts before sweeping through the playoffs and winning the Super Bowl.
This year, the Eagles are 7-7 and within striking range of both the NFC East title or a wildcard spot.
The Eagles will need Foles to deliver similar magic as even one loss against the Texans or Washington Redskins could end their title defense.