Philadelphia Eagles: 2 Zany trade ideas, one involves Nick Foles

Nick Foles (Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Nick Foles (Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

It’s never too early to talk about a few Philadelphia Eagles trade rumors.

If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, you had to believe that the theories surrounding Nick Foles‘ return had ended. Philly wanted Carson Wentz‘s voice to be the loudest in the locker room. They didn’t want him looking over his shoulder, so Foles was allowed to leave and sign a four-year, $88-million with the Jacksonville Jaguars that guaranteed he’d make $50.1 million and had the possibility of paying up to $102 million with incentives. That was March 13th of 2019.

Not even a year later, Philly drafted a quarterback, Jalen Hurts, in the second round of 2020’s NFL Draft. That was April 24th. By the time we reached December 13th, Hurts had supplanted Wentz as the starter, and trade rumors were swirling involving the Wentz Wagon. Do you see how fast things change in the might NFL?

Yes, Foles has been mentioned in conjunction with the Philadelphia Eagles again.

What’s that? Oh, you thought all of the stories that involved both Foles and the Birds had expired? Well, they haven’t. On Christmas Eve, ESPN’s Bill Barnwell released a few theories on possible offseason moves by several of the NFL’s franchises. As you might imagine, Philly’s name came up.

You need to be subscribed to a premium ESPN Plus plan to read this one, so we won’t share any quotes here, but here’s what we can tell you. In scenario number one, a familiar refrain is referenced. The Eagles trade Carson Wentz to Indy for a conditional selection in 2022 and a third-round pick in 2021.

Barnwell’s second theory is this. The Chicago Bears trade Nick Foles to the city he’s enjoyed his most prolonged success for tight end Zach Ertz and a 2021 sixth-round pick. How ironic is it that we’re talking about Christmas and Saint Nick’s name is ringing through some circles of Philadelphia again?

Dan Orlovsky recently shared his thoughts on that first matter, stating any theory suggesting that Wentz winds up with the Colts is unrealistic. Truthfully, some of the ITI staff agrees. Who knows about that second theory. Maybe it is time for Philly and the best tight end that they’ve had in franchise history to part ways. They don’t necessarily need to. 86 is signed through the end of the 2021 season.

Here’s the thing though. Carson’s time in the City of Brotherly Love might be at its end, and if this is the dawn of the Jalen Hurts era. He needs a wise voice in those quarterback meetings. No, Press Taylor’s voice doesn’t count. Buckle up, folks. As zany as both of these ideas are, you’re going to hear even more once Philly’s season ends.