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Nick Foles On Rumored Browns Trade: 'That Wasn't A True Statement At All'

Nick Foles understands it.

He realizes that there is plenty of curiosity regarding his answer when he's asked how he can go from being the Super Bowl MVP to the backup quarterback once Carson Wentz is fully healthy.

"It'll probably be asked a lot because I think my answer is surprising to a lot of people, but I'm really fortunate to be around a great group of guys, a great quarterback room, great coaches every single day," Foles said at his locker on Tuesday after the Eagles' Organized Team Activity. 

"I have a lot of fun going to work. I have a lot of joy when I'm here. I get to go home to my family, my daughter (Lily) is about to be 1. We're enjoying this time of our lives. There's a lot of great things. It's really just staying in the moment and enjoying the process and not getting ahead of myself."

The Eagles and Foles agreed on a restructured contract following the historic win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. It was a win-win for both sides. However, Foles noted that if another team offered a trade scenario that piqued the Eagles' interest, they would discuss it.

NFL Network's Mike Silver reported last Tuesday that the Cleveland Browns offered a second-round pick (No. 35 overall) for Foles. Before the Eagles rejected the deal, according to Silver, Foles was made aware of the offer and said that he preferred to remain in Philadelphia.

On Tuesday, Foles said no such conversation ever took place.

"I haven't turned down anything. We haven't talked about anything. That wasn't a true statement at all," Foles said. "I'm excited to be here. At the end of the day, I'm not the GM of this team. I have a great relationship with Howie (Roseman) to where if something did happen we could have a discussion. But at the end of the day, he gets to decide. I'm just a player, but I'm a grateful player for being here."

Foles is taking the first-team reps during the spring OTAs as Wentz rehabs from last December's left knee injury. Wentz was on the field for individual drills, utilizing the lead leg with the support of a brace.

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