NFL rumors: 3 Reasons why Philadelphia Eagles can’t trade Nick Foles
Rumors about Nick Foles are swirling again, but ‘The Birds’ would be wise not to part ways with their Super Bowl-winning signal caller.
The Philadelphia Eagles and every other team are nearing the trade deadline. Everyone has needs. ‘The Birds’ have several, but one of the biggest stories on the rumor mill has been one involving Philly moving their Super Bowl MVP and backup, Nick Foles.
Let’s make this short and sweet. Though Philly may have needs, satisfying one by creating another isn’t a wise move. If you’re among those who agree, you could probably write this story yourself, but for those of you who may be on the fence, we’ll give you a few of the bevy of reasons why that move can’t be made.
You’ve got a few moments right?
Three reasons Nick Foles can’t be moved (to be honest, he shouldn’t even be shopped).
1. You could fix an area with a trade, but it isn’t worth what you lose in the process.
You saw this team play last season right? Though this year’s version of this team hasn’t been as impressive, Philly is still right in the thick of things. The Eagles still have a realistic shot to win their division.
Every team is one or two injuries away from becoming desperate, but quarterback is the single-most important position on the field. Sure, Philly can satisfy a running back or cornerback issue swiftly if they make a move, but none of that is worth losing the best backup quarterback in the NFL.
If you didn’t learn anything else from last season, you should have learned that.
2. There’s only one thing Philly could get that will be considered ‘equal or greater value).
One of the reasons this story has grown legs is because of who is saying it. Sure, this has been discussed before, but Jason La Canfora brought the idea back to the forefront with a few keystrokes.
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Though the prospect of bringing in someone who’ll play now ranks in some minds over the idea of Foles being an insurance policy, Philly’s already placed their price tag on their backup.
The only thing seen as equal value may be some immediate difference maker or a high draft pick. Someone nearing the end of their own deal just isn’t going to do the trick. Unless something really attractive is offered, which no one seems to be willing to commit to, Foles should and will stay in Philadelphia.
3. Nate Sudfeld isn’t a suitable backup, and with Wentz’s playing style, you never know what might happen.
Carson Wentz is amazing. Carson Wentz will be good for a long time, but he’s also coming off of a major injury to two knee ligaments.
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Ever since he’s been back, every Eagles fan and coach holds their breath every time he takes off, gets sacked or takes any kind of hit (especially if he’s diving forward). We all hope the rest of his career is injury free, but we’ve also learned how quickly things can change.
We also know Nate Sudfeld fairly well, and we know Nate Sudfeld isn’t Carson Wentz. Truthfully, Nate Sudfeld isn’t even Nick Foles.
Let’s sum this up.
It isn’t time to mail the 2018 season in yet. Philly is still in position to make a playoff push. If they make it there, who knows what may happen? Here’s the thing though, and this may sound cliche but it is what it is.
Teams have to put themselves in the best position to win, and until further notice, that means, for Philly, Foles must be on the roster. With all the injuries Philly’s had to this point, he’s to valuable of a commodity to lose, unless, of course, someone’s offering a first round draft selection.