Rumors: Nick Foles returning to Eagles as backup to Carson Wentz is ‘unlikely’
It shouldn’t be surprising that former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles wants to find a starting job in the NFL. He won Super Bowl MVP, but will be playing second fiddle to Carson Wentz if he does not change his situation.
Because of that, there are people close to Foles saying a reunion is ‘unlikely’ to happen, per Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com. The only thing that would increase the chances is if there is no market for him to step into a starting role for a team.
There are two destinations that seem to have everything Foles is looking for. The first is the New York Giants. They have an aging quarterback in Eli Manning that they might be ready to move on from. If that is the case, then Foles can step right in to fill Manning’s shoes.
The other likely destination is the Jacksonville Jaguars. Blake Bortles seemed to be a mortal lock for the starter gig no matter what happened, but that changed when he was benched last season. Foles could be exactly what the team is looking for to become their new starting quarterback.
Outside of those two potential openings, it could be slim pickings as far as a starting job is concerned. That is where the Eagles may come back into play. After all, they drafted Foles, and he has called Philadelphia home since 2012.
The Eagles do have one more card to play if they want to complicate things. Per Rosenblatt, moving on will become much less likely with the use of a franchise tag. It seems like an unlikely move to say the least, but if the Eagles want Foles back it is an option.
The way things are looking right now, Foles has played his last game in an Eagles uniform.