The NFL’s Free Agency Frenzy continues as two former heroes of the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory find new homes.
Here’s a quick question that isn’t based on anything that was reported by the NFL or witnessed in any major sports columns. Did you ever get an inkling as a Philadelphia Eagles fan that Nick Foles might wind up with the New England Patriots? It almost makes you sick to say it doesn’t it?
Thankfully, none of us will have to, but what’s been dubbed as the “Free Agency Frenzy” has seen a ton of movement already with several former Eagles finding new homes. Shortly before the start of the new year for professional football, we learned of two more, and it appears that Malcolm Jenkins didn’t have to be worried about being unemployed for too long.
A day before the new league year began at 4 p.m. EST on March 18th, we learned of the Eagles’ decision to allow him to walk. Less than 24 hours later, he had found a new home as according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Mr. Jenkins is headed back to where his NFL career started.
He’s rejoining the New Orleans Saints. One of the other heroes of Super Bowl 52, its MVP Nick Foles, is headed to man the controls of the Chicago Bears offense under former Eagles Offensive quality control coach Matt Nagy. We learned that thanks to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and a few other sources that verified the news shortly thereafter including NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
Again, no one thought Malcolm Jenkins would be on the market for long, and in terms of Foles, it’s good to see him get another chance to start after an injury in his first game with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the emergence of Gardner Minshew halted any hope of him making any major noise in Duval County. It’s nice to see that both of these Eagles greats are being given a chance to showcase their talents elsewhere.