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NFL Pro Bowl

Nick Foles ready for challenge of replacing Carson Wentz

Nick Foles is stepping into a pressure situation with a team that has enormous expectations in a city desperate for its first Super Bowl title.

He's no ordinary backup quarterback.

Foles had tremendous success as a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 and he experienced failure as the No. 1 quarterback for the St. Louis Rams in 2015. He's won an offensive MVP award at a Pro Bowl, been traded, released and contemplated retirement.

Now, he's the man leading the NFC East champions.

Foles is no Carson Wentz, who was having an MVP-caliber season before he tore his left ACL. But, he's a capable quarterback who won't be overwhelmed by the spotlight.