The Eagles are expected to try and trade quarterback Nick Foles this offseason, per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. And, given that Foles appears to be the best quarterback available on the trade and free agent markets, and considering the lack of high-end QB talent in this year’s draft, Rapoport says that Philadelphia will have takers.
Foles may not fetch the first-rounder and more that the Eagles were able to land for Sam Bradford when they shipped him to Minnesota, but Rapoport suggests that a first-round pick is not out of the question. Indeed, Foles has proven to be a clutch signal-caller with enough talent to be a regular starter, and there will be plenty of teams looking for such a player.
We heard last week that the Eagles are committing to Carson Wentz as their long-term QB, despite his recent injury woes. We also learned about the mechanisms the team could employ to deal Foles. Philadelphia could tag Foles and trade him, or the club could pick up his $20MM option, but since Foles would likely pay $2MM to buy his way out of that option, it appears as if the Eagles will be tagging Foles one way or another.
Foles will attempt to lead the Eagles on another improbable playoff run, a journey that begins in Chicago this afternoon
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