Cris Carter believes there is no market for Foles as a starter
There still seems to be a bit of doubt throughout the NFL concerning Nick Foles as a starter.
The road to glory for Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Nick Foles has been a wild one. But with a little bit of patience and hard work, everything came to a full circle, and he won a Super Bowl with the only team that initially believed in him as a rookie. Now with an outstanding postseason stat sheet and a Super Bowl ring, many football fans think that Foles is truly ready to take on a more significant challenge.
Unfortunately, Pro Football Hall of Fame receiver, Cris Carter does not see what everybody else sees. That is partially the reason why Carter believes that Foles has not been traded this offseason, despite being a hot topic after his Super Bowl shootout with Tom Brady.
Carter took to his show on FS1 on Tuesday morning to express his strong opinion about Foles’ future as a starter in the NFL. To make a long story short, Carter says that teams aren’t interested because he had a hot streak.
While many Eagles fans may disagree with Carter’s assessment, he isn’t entirely off here. The truth is, no NFL teams really impressed the Eagles front office with any offers after the big game. Carter gave a well-thought-out reasoning as to why he believes Foles is no more than a backup. Take a look at his rant from Tuesday.
Maybe it was Foles’ failed tenure back with the St. Louis Rams that has teams suspicious. It could also be because along with his two outstanding games in the postseason; other NFL teams saw his couple of poor showings in the regular season as well. We can’t entirely agree with Carter’s assessment here (Sam Bradford is more accomplished, really?). But we can see where Carter’s thoughts on this topic are coming from.
Only two teams were rumored to have reached out the Eagles in the last couple of weeks. One team is the Buffalo Bills, and the other team being the Arizona Cardinals. Despite the Eagles setting their initial price at a first-round pick paired with a fourth-round pick, the Eagles were only able to receive a second-round pick as an offer. And with that, they respectfully declined and kept on waiting.
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Now at this point, it looks like Foles will once again remain as a backup heading into 2018. Whether he is ready to take on a franchise quarterback role or not, Foles will never honestly know until he receives another opportunity to test the market after 2018. Considering the quarterback market has been quite generous to average and below-average quarterbacks in the past, Foles will probably get paid a pretty penny next offseason. But for now, he will remain to hold the clipboard in Philadelphia as long as Carson Wentz is healthy.