Chip Kelly, who was in his first year as the Eagles' head coach, reportedly had some concerns about Gordon's suspension, but was also high on Foles.
While both players produced in 2013, Gordon has continued to get himself in trouble with the league. Foles had a bit of a down year in 2014, but played in just eight games after a collarbone injury.
Foles is expected to head into next season as Philadelphia's starter. Gordon has been suspended for the entire season after testing positive for alcohol in a recent drug test.
"My expectation is to be out there and be the starting guy," Foles said, according to CSNPhilly.com. "I expect to be out there with my teammates leading them. I’ve never thought otherwise throughout this whole time.
"I know there’s been a lot of things said, but the only thing I’m worried about is making myself the best player, the best person to help lead my team."
Foles, who threw for 2,163 yards and 13 touchdowns in an injury-shortened season, expects to be back at full strength by the time training camp rolls around.
"Completely healthy, ready to go," he said. "Just grinding away. Just can’t wait to get back out there."
There has been a lot of talk about quarterback
On Thursday, Foles addressed the rumors and stated he is expecting to be back on the Eagles' roster in 2015.
"Yeah you hear about it," Foles said in between doing paid appearances at Super Bowl XLIX, per NJ.com. "You are going to hear about it every single year. That's just part of it. The main word is 'rumor.' You can't put too much into it....I plan on being in Philly.
"I only listen to (head coach) Chip Kelly. That's what is most important. He is the one that will make the decision. Right now all I am going to do is work because I plan on being back in Philadelphia and playing with my team. That's all I ever thought. So that is what I plan on doing and I'm not looking at it any other way."
Foles added he hasn't talked with Kelly since the end of the season.
"We haven't talked a lot. He has a lot going on," Foles said. "This time of year you really just get away from everything. He is busy looking at the draft, doing all that. I saw he is more of the decision maker. Haven't really talked to him too much, but I'm sure I'll hear from him soon."
Teams are beginning to show interest in
It's still unclear if the Eagles would be willing to move Foles. NJ.com reported last week the Eagles, who have the 20th pick in the NFL Draft, are considering making a run at Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota in the draft.
"From No. 20, it's certainly not going to be easy,'' a source said. "It's probably going to take moving up twice to do it. There's going to be some wheeling and dealing involved.
"Can it happen? I don't know. But they're going to try."
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly recruited Mariota to Oregon and coached him for two years.
"Obviously, [with] my relationship with coach Kelly, it'd be a lot of fun to be a part of that offense and be a part of that team," Mariota said when asked about a potential reunion with Kelly.
Foles is 15-9 as a starter in the NFL, but he has yet to play a full season. He has completed 61.6 percent of his passes for 6,753 yards, 46 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
The paper quoted a source familiar with the team's plans: "Can it happen? I don't know, but they're going to try."
Kelly recruited Mariota, once called him "the most talented kid I coached in college," and correctly predicted Mariota would win the Heisman when he saw him as a freshman, the paper noted.
Mariota could go as high as No. 1 overall and likely won't fall out of the top five, so Philly might have to give up as many as three first-round picks -- or a similarly rich package of picks and players -- to pull it off, per the paper. However, Kelly is now in control of personnel, answering only to owner Jeffrey Lurie.
"That makes it a little easier," the source told the paper. "There isn't anyone in Kelly's way."
Such a blockbuster move would show the Eagles are not committed to
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