ST. PAUL, Minn. — Nick Foles has a game to play and then he has a future to sort out.
Foles will start for the Eagles in Super Bowl LII on Sunday but then what?
Will he go back to backing up Carson Wentz next year or become a starter elsewhere?
It's an intriguing question. It's hard to imagine Foles taking second-team reps at training camp with a bunch of unknown rookie wide receivers next summer after playing in a Super Bowl, but whenever Carson Wentz is healthy, he's the Eagles' quarterback.
It's a unique situation and one Foles is trying not to think about just yet.
"You know what? I'm signed for another year with the Eagles, that’s all I’m focused on," Foles said Monday night. "I’m focused on this game.
"At the end of the season what my wife and I always do is we just sort of will reflect and take a breath. It’s a long year and so much goes on. And when the time comes that you have to make career decisions, then you tackle them.
"But I really focus on my family and my faith and then the career comes after that, and the family and faith is what makes those decisions."
Foles has changed teams after each of the last three seasons, from the Eagles to the Rams to the Chiefs and back to the Eagles this year.
His career arc has been insane, from making the Pro Bowl with the Eagles in 2013 to getting benched by Jeff Fisher two years later to backing up Alex Smith last year and back to Philly this year, where Wentz's injury gave him this opportunity to lead the Eagles to Super Bowl LII.
So what's next? Will the Eagles try to trade Foles, whose value will only increase more if he plays well on Sunday? Will they keep him as insurance in case Wentz gets hurt again?
The Nick Foles we've seen in the playoffs is clearly a better quarterback than a lot of starters out there.
There will be opportunities for the Eagles to trade him to a quarterback-starved franchise. But since his contract is up after 2018, no team is likely to trade anything of real value for him unless he agrees to a new deal. So he essentially controls his future. He likely won't have to go anywhere he doesn't want to go.
Foles insists he hasn't even thought about it.
“It might sound crazy but I’m really grateful to be in the moment," he said. "To have one more game and have it be a Super Bowl, that’s all I care about.
"My career, we'll see what happens after this. I'm not worried about it. I'm just worried about this game, playing with these guys and whatever happens with my carer after, we'll see what happens."
Foles spoke at length Monday night about how he mulled retirement after that miserable 2015 season with the Rams. He said the experience taught him to live in the moment instead of worrying about an uncertain future.
"My perspective has changed like crazy since my decision to come back and everything I went through," he said. "So I'm really just enjoying the moment, I'm grateful for the moment. The future can take care of itself because right now we have a lot going on and a lot of responsibility and I can't wait."
Foles goes into Sunday's game with the highest completion percentage and highest passer rating in NFL playoff history.
He said he still considers this Wentz's team. He's just caretaking the quarterback position until Wentz gets back.
"I did not imagine I'd be the starter in the Super Bowl when the season started," Foles said.
"When you're playing behind Carson Wentz, you're playing behind Carson Wentz. In my opinion, he's the MVP of the National Football League. He's one of the best in the NFL.
"I can't wait to see what he does in his future. He's handling everything so well and he's going to have a great career. His time will come."
But right now, this is Foles' time.
Two years after considering retirement, two months after becoming the Eagles' starter, he'll make a bid for football immortality on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium.
"It's really humbling," Foles said. "Just to be here. If you had told me a couple years I'd be with the Philadelphia Eagles with this group of men and this fan base? It's unbelievable.
"Just really enjoying it. I'm grateful for my teammates, grateful for my coaches and family. I'm really just trying to soak it in. It's surreal."