Here’s one of those random thoughts that just hit you from time to time if you live the Philadelphia Eagles. Could Nick Foles return for a third stint in 2020?
Don’t act like you haven’t done it before. When you’ve ended a long day, and you’re at home winding down, your imagination comes up with all kinds of scenarios if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan. There you are, with your feet up on the ottoman, and you’re dreaming of Philly finally landing Jalen Ramsey. Then, you think of the bizarre twists and turns the season has taken for other NFL teams, and you just say ‘wow’. Carson Wentz is healthy and Nick Foles is out for the season.
That’s a switch!
Then, almost just as quickly as that hits you, something unexpected goes through your mind. Wait! What if the Jacksonville Jaguars actually decided they felt comfortable handing the keys over to Gardner Minshew? He was limited at practice on Wednesday, but the team seems pretty comfortable with him as the starter, right?
Since Foles went down, Minshew stepped in, and the rookie’s responding by completing just under 70 percent of his passes and by winning two of his first three starts. He’s thrown seven touchdowns versus a single interception, but here’s the thing that may play the biggest role in the Jags’ decision.
He’s younger and comes with a less expensive price tag than Foles. You should see where this is headed. Could Nick Foles actually return to Philly in 2020 for a third stint?
The Eagles have cleared up many of those cap concerns that forced him to leave in the first place, and things are much different than they were when ‘9’ left. That quarterback the Eagles drafted didn’t work out. The one that was supposed to take Foles’ place, Nate Sudfeld, got hurt, and the guy they got to replace him, Josh Mccown is 167 years old.
Could a return to Philly be in the cards? Could that team in Duval County decide to move on? Could Foles return to the place he never wanted to leave in the first place? Don’t fool yourselves boys and girls. It could happen. In the meantime, the debate table is open.