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It took a few questions, but Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson ultimately distanced himself from friend Brett Favre’s recent comments that the team should have moved forward with Nick Foles instead of Carson Wentz.
“I respect his opinion and his words. Those aren’t mine,” Pederson said to end Wednesday’s news conference. “Please don’t put words in my mouth or we’re going to have a problem. Carson’s our guy, bottom line. End of story.”
Appearing on ESPN’s First Take on Tuesday, Favre offered the opinion that the Eagles should have gone in a different direction when choosing between Foles and Wentz after Foles helped deliver a Super Bowl championship in 2017 and then rally the team back into the playoffs a year later. Philadelphia opted to let Foles walk in free agency following the 2018 season before giving Wentz a four-year, $128 million extension.
“I actually thought that they should have kept Nick Foles rather than Carson Wentz just based off production and where they got to,” Favre said. “They won a Super Bowl with Foles. And that was a little bit surprising. But they’re obviously banking on his upside.