Foles, who guided the Eagles to a Super Bowl championship and won MVP honors in the victory over the New England Patriots, said there was nothing to the report by the NFL Network that he turned down a deal to the Browns in exchange for the No. 35 overall pick in the draft.
"The first time I've heard about it was when I got text messages asking if it was true, and that was the first time I had heard about it, so it never got to a discussion with me," Foles said, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. "And at the end of it, I'm just a player. I don't decide anything, if it was true or not."
Foles stepped in when starter Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 14. Although Wentz is expected to be ready for Week 1, Philadelphia reworked Foles' contract a week before the draft with an upgraded deal for the 2018 season and a mutual option for 2019.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson and general manager Howie Roseman each had said they would approach Foles if trade talks started to heat up.
"There wasn't any discussions on the trades," said Foles. "Howie said what he wanted for me. And I just said if it ever comes to a point where you want to have a discussion, if there was something he was interested in, we would sit down and talk about it. But that never came to be. And I'm here and I'm excited to be here."
Foles also stressed that even if the team broached a trade with him, he didn't expect to have any say in the final decision.
"At the end of the day, I'm not the GM of the team," said Foles. "I have a great relationship with Howie 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."