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Nick Foles becomes Eagles’ starting quarterback after Carson Wentz injury

The former Arizona standout is now in charge of one of the NFL’s best teams. Let’s see what he makes of the opportunity.

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The Philadelphia Eagles won their matchup Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams which now puts them in the driver’s seat for the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

However, their second-year quarterback — and MVP candidate — Carson Wentz tore his ACL and is out for the rest of the season.

Now the 11-2 Eagles will have to rely on former Arizona Wildcats standout Nick Foles to lead the offense the rest of the season.

Foles was a fourth-round draft pick by Philadelphia back in 2012 and has started 37 games in his six-year career. After starting his career with the Eagles, he had short stints with the Rams and Kansas City Chiefs before returning to Philadelphia.

Foles holds a 20-17 career record which includes his lone playoff appearance that resulted in a loss.

Foles has only thrown 14 passes in four games this year, but he has had success in Philadelphia before.

A lot, actually.

In 2013, Foles started 10 games for the Eagles and threw for 2891 yards, 27 touchdowns, and two interceptions while completing 64 percent of his passes. He led the league in QB rating, yards per attempt, touchdown percentage, and yards per completion.

The Eagles have already won their division and clinched a playoff spot, and they control their own destiny for home field advantage throughout the playoffs.

Their remaining games are on the road against the Giants, and then at home against the Raiders and Cowboys — not too daunting as the Giants and Raiders currently possess sub-.500 records.

We’ll see what Foles can do as the No. 1 QB for a team that was widely pegged as the Super Bowl favorite prior to losing its star quarterback.

It’s safe to say it’s a huge opportunity for the former Wildcat.