Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly denied reports that Nick Foles is on his way out the door.
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The Philadelphia Eagles received a major blow to their season as they lost starting quarterback Nick Foles to a clavicle injury that is expected to keep him out for at least six weeks.
Mark Sanchez will fill in as the Eagles’ starting quarterback, and reports have since come out saying that the Eagles will move forward with Sanchez for good, putting Foles’ future with the team in jeopardy.
Head coach Chip Kelly immediately refuted these claims. “I don’t know where that stuff comes from. I know this, I control the roster. And I think you guys can say first-hand, I don’t talk to anybody,” the Eagles head coach said to PhillyMag.com.
Sanchez was signed to a one-year deal by the Eagles to be their primary backup quarterback, but he may be stay if he is able to perform well and fuel the flames of fans who think Foles is not the long-term answer.
The Eagles are 6-2, but they have a tight NFC East title race with the Dallas Cowboys ahead, and quarterback Tony Romo will return healthy soon.