Doug Pederson is talking about his quarterback in the past tense.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it would be nice to get this quarterback thing settled instead of dragging it on any longer than it needs to go.
Said Doug this morning on 94 WIP:
For him to come here and be the backup behind Carson and then to do the things he’s done the last two years, like I said I can’t thank him enough. He’s a pro’s pro. He’s a great human being, great leader in the locker room. He’ll always be remembered in Philadelphia for bringing a Super Bowl to this city. So, a lot of great things for him and we’ve got these next few weeks, few months to make some tough decisions, but we’ll make them at that point.
“He’ll always be remembered in Philadelphia.”
That sure makes it sound like he’s moving on. Doug does go on to say that they’ve got tough decisions to make, but he’s not exactly leaving the door open for a return, is he? That’s how I’d parse that quote.
In his post game comments, Nick also seemed to suggest that’s he rolling out:
Me and my family, it’s really been a joy to live here and be a part of everything, wearing the green, wearing the jersey. No matter what, you can’t ever take that away. We were able to do some really special things. So we’ll see what happens, but I’ll tell you this; I’ve enjoyed every single moment and it’ll always have a special place in my heart, the city, the fans, the people, everything about it. There’s nothing like playing in the Linc in front of that crowd. It’s some of my favorite moments. My family got to experience them. My daughter got to experience them. So we’ll see what happens but I’ve enjoyed everything.
“We’ll see what happens.”
Here’s the full audio from WIP. Doug will speak to media around noon I believe: