Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman addressed the media on Tuesday by stating the obvious about Carson Wentz and Nick Foles.
Is there a quarterback controversy in Philadelphia everybody?! Carson Wentz cannot stay healthy at all, and the team clearly plays better when Nick Foles is in. So, they should do the right thing and trade away the former second-overall pick who just wrapped up his third season for a 29-year-old backup quarterback, who has proven to be inconsistent as a starter on multiple occasions in the NFL. In case you were wondering, yes, I am being sarcastic.
All of those statements above were made in a joking matter, but the public is correct. Some of these things are somewhat true. Wentz has suffered two season-ending injuries throughout the last two seasons. And Nick Foles has had two failed opportunities to play as a starter in this league. All in all, though, they have both proven to be outstanding quarterbacks at one point over the last couple of years.
Wentz led the Eagles to the top of the NFC with MVP caliber play before tearing his ACL last year. Nick Foles also came in and helped lead the Eagles all the way to the Super Bowl one year, and to the Playoffs the next. Both guys have had their shining moments, and they have also looked rough at times too. But at the end of the day, the Eagles choose Wentz moving forward. We knew it was coming, but it just had to be said.
Now, what do they do with Foles?
Now that it’s been made official that Carson Wentz is still the franchise quarterback, what will the Eagles do with Nick Foles? Well, to be honest, nobody knows right now – Not even the general manager himself, Howie Roseman. According to Roseman, the Eagles still have some decisions regarding Foles and a handful of players. They could pick up the quarterback’s option and shop him around for a trade. Or they could let him walk free into free agency.
The Eagles could also bring Foles back as a second-string quarterback once again, but the idea of that happening seems less likely since the price for Foles is going to get a bit expensive. The truth is, Foles deserves a third shot at becoming a starting quarterback in this league. Just not with the Philadelphia Eagles. This is Carson Wentz’s team, and it’s time for everybody who is in doubt to officially accept that and move on from any other alternative idea.