The original content and analysis produced by the PFR staff during the past week:
- The Eagles are expected to ultimately use the franchise tag on quarterback Nick Foles before attempting to trade him, and Andrew Ortenberg asked PFR readers where Foles will land this offseason. Thus far, the Jaguars — who now employ Foles’ former QBs coach John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator — are the favorites with more than 47% of the vote.
- Joe Flacco is also likely to join a new club in the coming months, but it’s unclear if the Ravens will be able to find a trade partner for the veteran signal-caller. Given his $18.5MM base salary in 2019, and his struggles during the 2018 campaign, Flacco may not be a valuable trade chip. Nevertheless, about 71% of PFR readers believe Flacco will indeed be dealt.
- The 2019 class of free agent pass rushers looks robust on paper, but each of Jadeveon Clowney, Trey Flowers, DeMarcus Lawrence, Frank Clark, and Dee Ford are legitimate franchise tag candidates and may not actually reach the open market. Flowers seems to be the likeliest to become available, as 31% of PFR voters think Flowers will hit free agency.
- In advance of Super Bowl LIII, Ben Levine examined the Rams and Patriots players who will become free agents when the new league year begins in March, a group that includes Flowers, Trent Brown, Stephen Gostkowski, Lamarcus Joyner, Rodger Saffold, Dante Fowler, and C.J. Anderson.
- After the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was announced on Saturday night, Micah Powell asked PFR readers which 2020 HOF finalist is most deserving of enshrinement.