Philadelphia Eagles talk: Reactions to Nick Foles arriving in his new city
We check in with now-former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles as he arrives in Duval County and is officially introduced as the Jags’ new signal caller.
It’s times like these where you actually hate the idea of a salary cap. As a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you want to believe in your heart that, had there not been one, both Nick Foles and Carson Wentz would have both been in the green, black, white, and silver for the remainder of their careers.
Well, maybe that’s a stretch, but we would have been able to confirm that they’d both be Eagles for the 2019 regular season. A hefty salary for a backup quarterback and cap concerns would make that an impossibility, so here we are in a situation that you’re very well aware of and doesn’t need to be explained again.
Yes, there are physical gifts that Wentz has that we’ll never see in Foles. Sure, for whatever reason, the team responded to Foles in ways that they have yet to respond to Wentz. All we know was this had to happen. Wentz is the better long-term option for Philly. Foles had also earned the right to go somewhere and be the full-time starter.
The salary cap wasn’t going to let Philly keep both of them. On Thursday, ‘Saint Nick’ landed in Duval and put pen to paper, finalizing a four-year deal worth $88 million.
Take a look:
If you didn’t notice, ‘Number 9’ has traded in the number we watched him wear throughout his entire Eagles career for the number 7.
As expected, Foles took some time to re-visit his love affair with the ‘City of Brotherly Love’. Regardless of what happens in Jacksonville, you can best believe, when his playing days are over, the quarterback who was on the field when ‘The Birds’ delivered the first Super Bowl victory and Lombardi Trophy in team history to a frustrated fan base. Take a look:
We shouldn’t have to tell you this, but the feeling is mutual. Here are some of the highlights of what’s been an outpouring of love and emotion that’s been aimed back at the only Super Bowl MVP in team history.
What else needs to be said after that? Thank you Nick! We truly mean that.