As the Nick Foles and franchise tag discussions near their end, we revisit how the Philadelphia Eagles have utilized the franchise tag throughout history.
With the March 5th deadline rapidly approaching, the likelihood of the Philadelphia Eagles applying their tag to Nick Foles diminishes by the day. Foles’ future in Philadelphia is all but guaranteed to be over, but the way in which he’ll leave still has some feeling curious.
You’ve probably heard about it over 100 times by now. The Eagles can either apply the franchise tag to Foles and pay him $25 million, or they can trade him, or they can just let him walk away and explore free agency.
If the Eagles choose to go the route of tagging Foles, he would become only the sixth Eagles player to be franchise tagged since the NFL implemented the rule in 1993.
Here are the five instances where the Eagles have utilized this ability in the past.