The Philadelphia Eagles just finished one of the strangest Super Bowl defenses in NFL history, falling short of a repeat run to the Super Bowl at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional Round of the NFC playoffs. Losing in the postseason wasn’t unordinary, but how they got there certainly was. The Eagles went back to Carson Wentz this season after an injury ended his 2017 campaign early.
In his stead, backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to a Super Bowl win over the Patriots, getting named Super Bowl MVP in the process. Foles was relegated back to the bench to start the 2018 season, but Wentz went 5-6 as a starter less than a season after tearing his ACL. A back injury ended his year prematurely again, and Foles stepped back in to help the Eagles make a postseason run.
After the season the Eagles quickly made it clear Wentz was their starter, which means Foles may be playing elsewhere this fall. And everyone seems to be saying the right things about it publicly. But apparently behind the scenes, things aren’t so great. That’s at least according to a report from Joseph Santoliquito in the Philly Voice. In a bizarre story that was released on Monday, anonymous Eagles players seemed to indicate that Wentz is a problem in locker room and was largely to blame for the Super Bowl champs not having such a smooth title defense.