When Nick Foles returns to his native Austin, Texas, his mother often persuades him into working out with her. The workout classes are arduous, and sometimes nontraditional for NFL quarterbacks. Bikram Yoga is one of the activities on the agenda.

"You all think I get a break - it's not a break," Foles said. "It's really tough."

Foles deserves a break. He threw for 27 touchdowns and two interceptions in 13 regular-season games. He added two more touchdowns in the playoffs. Foles started the season as a backup after losing the quarterback competition to Michael Vick. He ended the season as the team's starter not just in 2013, but also going forward.

Yet Foles is not one who yearns for time off. He awoke at 4 a.m. earlier this week wanting another game to prepare to play. He worked out on Monday morning, which was the day reserved for the team to clean out their lockers and hold final meetings.