2019 Free Agency: What are some bold predictions regarding the Philadelphia Eagles?
Nick Foles to the Jacksonville Jaguars
Foles to the Jags isn’t shocking. After Jacksonville named former Eagles quarterback’s coach, John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator it became quite apparent that Foles was going to be recognized as the favorite. With the Jags moving on from Blake Bortles in 2019, there’s a possibility that they might draft a quarterback within the first couple of rounds. But even if they do decide to snag a rookie this year, there’s still a possibility that Nick Foles garners interest as he is an established veteran with postseason experience.
"It’s possible the no-longer-cap-rich Jags are outbid in the looming Foles sweepstakes, but the Miami Dolphins are more likely to go the draft route and, if they don’t do the same thing, the Broncos could prefer a more established vet like Flacco. And beyond that, there aren’t any clear-cut quarterback-needy teams who might pay Foles now to capitalize on a competitive window."
Golden Tate to the Buffalo Bills
Golden Tate has only spent half of a season in Philadelphia, and the stint was far from impressive. Aside for a critical fourth-down touchdown catch in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, Tate barely contributed anything significant to the Eagles. Now, that’s not precisely Tate’s fault, as the Eagles admittedly struggled to figure out a way to implement the veteran when they traded for him midway through the year, but it doesn’t seem like it’s a great idea to pay up for the 30-year-old wideout with Nelson Agholor on board for 2019 as well.
"No other receiver scheduled to hit free agency has a track record like Tate’s, and the Bills are expected to have enough salary-cap space to outspend most teams."