Eagles QB Nick Foles Open To Trade?

The reigning Super Bowl MVP is set to serve as a backup next season. Nick Foles is alright with that, but he sounds like he wouldn’t be opposed to a trade either. 

We love Philly. I know there was some stuff going around, a possible trade, and I would love the opportunity to be a starter again. I know my spot in Philly. I think I’ve shown what I can do,” Foles told KVUE in Texas. “I’m signed for one more year and I love the team, I love the city. I’m excited for Carson [Wentz] to get back on his feet. I’ll be ready to go whenever they need me. But we’ll see. Just living in the moment.

The Eagles were reportedly seeking at least a first- and fourth-round pick for Foles this offseason, but that kind of deal never materialized. In late March, head coach Doug Pederson pretty much put the kibosh on any trade talk.

It would be surprising to see the Eagles move Foles at this juncture, but they pulled off a similar move in 2016 when they dealt Sam Bradford to the Vikings in September of 2016. The Eagles value Foles and want to keep him on board in the event that Wentz gets injured again, but it’s possible that a contender will blow them away with an offer in the event of an injury to a starting QB.

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9 comments on “Eagles QB Nick Foles Open To Trade?

  1. Z-A

    Do we expect him to say, nah bleep that noise, I am the starter or they are trading me. Oh, and I’ll make the same amount either way this year.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Saying he is excited about Wentz getting back on his feet was the clincher. Now they will have no choice but to schedule him for a drug test.

  2. Thronson5

    He fits that system well, he knows the system and knows the players and they have a great team around him. Why not collect your check and ride it out. Never know when an injury will happen or if an injury will happen and if it does you can be ready to roll. Don’t even know why you’d want to leave or at the Eagles would want to trade him. Never know how Wentz is going to come back. Doubt he wants to leave but I’m sure if an opportunity presents itself to start he would love to start because he’s a competitor but if I was him I’d stay put. It’s the best situation possible.

  3. padam

    If I’m Folk, I save my brain and stick to being the best backup out there and get paid millions per year for carrying a clipboard on the sideline. He’s have longevity due to health. Where else can you make millions for doing nothing unless you play for the Knicks…?

    • bradthebluefish

      Have you ever been paid to do nothing? It’s not a rewarding feeling. It makes you feel like a boy rather than a family.

      • brucewayne

        I think he’s already proved himself enuff! He’s been a decent starter

        • brucewayne

          and won the MVP in the Super Bowl ! I think he’d be ok with being the back -up or starting again !

    • seattleite

      Backups do a lot in practice, the preseason, and in preparation every week, so it’s not nothing. It’s a demanding position. I think it’s just that a player’s prime years are finite, so any player would want to make the most of them, and that goes for earning potential as well.

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