Philadelphia Eagles could work with Nick Foles to facilitate trade to preferred team
Nick Foles’ time with the Philadelphia Eagles is up. That much we know. However, how the Eagles go about Foles’ $20 million team option is the question.
Of course, Philadelphia could simply decline his option and let him walk, but the team could also pick up his option and then trade him, or slap a franchise tag on him and move him.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Eagles currently seem to be exploring the possibility of picking up the option and then working with Foles to trade him to a team of his choosing.
It makes plenty of sense, as Jacksonville has had it with Blake Bortles and actually benched him for Cody Kessler at one point this past season before Bortles actually won his job back over the final two games because of Kessler’s ineptitude.
The Jaguars are one year removed from an AFC Championship Game appearance in which they were just a quarter away from defeating the New England Patriots and advancing to the Super Bowl.
Jacksonville then followed that up with a four-win season this year, and while quarterback was hardly the Jags’ only issue, it was certainly their most glaring one, so adding Foles would definitely help.
Foles started five games this season in relief of the injured Carson Wentz, throwing for 1,413 yards, seven touchdowns, and four interceptions. He then led the Eagles to a Wild Card Round win over the Chicago Bears before bowing out in the Divisional Round against the New Orleans Saints last weekend.