One of the NFL’s best writers has an interesting thought on Nick Foles and the theory that the Philadelphia Eagles may slap the franchise tag on him.
When you bring up the franchise tag, you get a lot of thoughts and differing opinions. Just take the Philadelphia Eagles for instance. Since its’ implementation in 1993, ‘The Birds’ haven’t used it often. When they have, there have been varying results. Still, here we are. The 2019 NFL Free Agency period is approaching, and Nick Foles is the topic of conversation.
That’s for good reason. Throw out his time with what was then the Saint Louis Rams, and he’s constructed quite the pro career. He’s tied records for touchdown passes in a game. He’s had ridiculous touchdown-to-interception ratios. He even delivered a Lombardi Trophy to Philly when the man we thought would do it, Carson Wentz, went down with an injury.
Fast forward, and after Foles stepped in again in 2018-19’s season. He helped a struggling Eagles team finish strong, making their fans proud and showing why they were the defending champs in the first place.
This offseason, he was supposed to be one of the belles of the free agency ball, but it appears the market for Foles may be dwindling. If you’re an Eagles fan, you’ve, no doubt, thought to yourself that a team with so many needs should get something for him. That may have led to the theory that Philly would franchise him.
Maybe Philly would do so and influence a trade? Whatever their thought process was, we, now, have heard the Jacksonville Jaguars may not have been as interested as we thought they were.
Jason La Canfora dropped a few lines on the subject, and it appears that he believes Philly’s possible plans to franchise ‘9’ might be a bad idea.
Here’s what was said:
"I still have yet to hear anything reliable about any team other than the Jags being interested in Foles. And I don’t envision this market expanding much, although if it was ever going to, it would be this week. The Eagles are playing a dangerous game of chicken if they apply the franchise tag. The Dolphins seem to be in full rebuild and shedding contracts, not adding. Teams loaded up on QBs a year ago. Maybe I’m missing something, but this may be Jacksonville or bust."
Yikes. La Canfora could be completely wrong, but look at it this way. What if he isn’t? This one. ladies and gentlemen, is a long way from being over. Keep watching. This will get much more interesting.