The Philadelphia Eagles have three choices to make with Nick Foles and it sounds like keeping him will not be an option.
It’s going to be a long offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles. Thankfully, Howie Roseman and the front office typically have done a stellar job at keeping things interesting over the last few years. This season is going to require a ton of patience and quite a few critical losses. We’re not sure how many starters the Eagles will retain throughout the course of the league new year, but we can probably assume that Nick Foles has played his last snap with the Eagles.
The Eagles backup quarterback has a few options on the table regarding his future, and it’s not going to be the happiest ending for many Eagles fans. Even though Nick Foles is the first quarterback in Eagles history to help land the franchise their first Super Bowl, being the franchise quarterback for the Eagles is just not in the cards for Foles. Doug Pederson and the front office already confirmed that the team belongs to Carson Wentz, and now we can only assume that Foles is going to be on his way out within the next few months.
What are the options?
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The Eagles have a couple of options regarding Foles. One, they could pick up Foles’ option for 2019, which requires the team to pay him $20 million for the year. In that case, the Eagles would be guaranteeing that Foles will stay on board as the backup. If Foles doesn’t want to agree to the mutual option, then the Eagles could franchise tag Foles, in hopes of getting a desirable trade offer from another team to ship Foles off for players or picks in return.
The third and final option that the Eagles have with Foles is simply letting him walk off into free agency on his own. In this case, the Eagles will not risk spending money on Foles just to get a lack of solid trade offers from teams who may be interested. While the gamble could be worth it, the Eagles just don’t have a ton of wiggle room when it comes to the cap. Word around the NFL world is that the Eagles are going to let Foles find his next team through free agency.
Recent reports indicate that Foles will become a free agent
As Cecil Lammey reported that Foles could see some interest from the Denver Broncos this offseason, the speculation was debunked. NFL Insider Benjamin Albright has gotten word that the Broncos will look to draft a young quarterback in the upcoming draft, and hold onto Case Keenum heading into the 2019 season. While that’s all speculation, it still doesn’t leave out other future opportunities for Foles. So far, it sounds like Nick Foles will have a healthy amount of teams that will be interested in his services for 2019 and beyond.