Eagles debate table: Could Nick Foles be traded after Super Bowl LII?
It doesn’t happen often, but might there be a possibility that the Eagles would trade the quarterback that led them to a Super Bowl victory? That may be the case if Nick Foles can lead them to victory in Super Bowl LII?
It’s been stated over and over that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles contemplated retirement not too long ago. Thankfully, he didn’t, and now, that decision has led to both personal success and the success of his team.
Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman made the decision to bring Foles home on March 13th of 2017, and some say he should have never left in the first place. Maybe that’s true, and maybe it isn’t. Still, in some ways, Foles being traded set several events in motion that eventually led to Philadelphia drafting their franchise quarterback Carson Wentz.
With that being said, maybe things worked out exactly how that should have.
What happens after Super Bowl LII?
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On February 4th, Foles has the opportunity to deliver a Lombardi Trophy to ‘The City of Brotherly Love’, but here’s the thing. Philadelphia already has their franchise quarterback in Carson Wentz, and if he stays healthy, he could play for 15 years in the green, black, white and silver of ‘The Birds’.
Foles has proven he can still start in the NFL, and out of fairness for him, it’s only right that he be given the opportunity to play in the starter’s role somewhere else. There are several questions that need answering though.
The Eagles love Nate Sudfeld, and with him in the fold and other teams needing a signal caller, would Foles have trade value? Would he be satisfied by remaining in Philly as a backup? Would he go ahead and retie after winning football’s biggest prize?
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First thing’s first.
Sure, there are more important things to think about beforehand, but if the NFL taught us anything, it’s all about winning another title. Foles will be in the hearts of Eagles fans forever for what he has done for the franchise (twice), but if he leads his team to the Lombardi Trophy, he’ll sit in football immortality.
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There’s just one more thing. If he wins, and even if he doesn’t, he’ll be very attractive for another franchise. Would the Eagles do the unthinkable and move the guy that helped lead them to the title? We’ll have to wait and see, but first thing’s first.
The Eagles, as of now, are focused on one thing, winning the Super Bowl. Everything else is secondary.