Eagles GM Howie Roseman vows to do what’s best for team when it comes to Nick Foles
The big question for the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason is what they will do with Nick Foles but GM Howie Roseman made it clear that they will do whatever is in the best interest of the team. There is a case to be made after what Foles has done for the team that the Eagles should do what’s best for Foles.
“It always has to be what’s best for our football team and the Philadelphia Eagles,” Eagles executive V.P. of football operations Howie Roseman told reporters via Pro Football Talk. “We have to make decisions based on that.”
Roseman admits that sometimes what a player has done for the team comes into consideration but they will still always do what’s best for the team.
“There is also a respect factor for guys that have done a lot for us and been part of it,” Roseman acknowledged. “We try to factor that in as well, but the bottom line is we have to do what’s best for our football team to help us win games going forward.”
Foles has a complex contract but it starts with the Eagles deciding if they want to pick up a $20 million dollar option next year by February 10th. If the Eagles do decide to pick up the option Foles can pay $2 million dollars to get out of the option and if that does happen, the Eagles could still put the franchise tag on him.
If the Eagles are committed to Carson Wentz like they have said they are, it’s hard to imagine the Eagles are going to pay Foles that much money to be a backup quarterback.