Nick Foles on the Trading Block
In a recent article written by Rob Goldberg of Bleacher Report, the Jaguars are looking to find a trading partner for QB Nick Foles just one year after inking him to a massive, 4-year/88M dollar deal.
I don’t know what I need to do to get people not to link him to the Eagles, so I will beg of you:
Please do not link him to the Eagles.
Trading for Foles right now would be wrong for so many reasons.
The Eagles have roughly $40 million to play with this offseason, Foles’ contract would account for about 55% of the available cap. ($22 million Cap Hit) Also, Carson’s new contract will kick in this year, taking up about $18 million towards the cap, then shoots up to $34 million the following year.
As our very own, Victor Williams wrote: The Eagles are expected to be first in line for Byron Jones.
If we want the Eagles to be in on these big-name free agents to fill these gigantic holes on defense, (and offense for that matter) it would be foolish to trade for a backup Quarterback.
I am not in the camp of people who think Carson is a bad leader. Any man that can lead the sorry excuse for a receiving corps to a playoff birth, winning 4 consecutive Divisional games, is a bonafide leader.
While everyone on Earth believed that the Eagles players would much prefer Foles to Wentz, they seemed to get right behind him and follow his lead to a home playoff game. Signing Foles RIGHT AFTER Carson came into his own as a leader would seem a little detrimental to his development.
The Eagles front office has gone all-in on Carson as our franchise QB. I stand behind that decision 100%. Carson is not talked about in the same breath anymore in the national media, but he is AS GOOD as Deshaun Watson and guys in this stage of their career. It would be idiotic for them to toss all the faith they had in Carson because a Monster-of-a-Man decided to bury his helmet in the back of his, causing him to exit this year’s Wildcard matchup against the Seahawks.
Listen, I love Nick Foles as much as the next guy. He brought me some of the most joy I have felt in my short life. From the epic underdog, Super Bowl Run to being one catch away from being in back to back NFC Championships, I will remember Nick Foles fondly for the rest of my life. But, that does not mean I want the Eagles to resign him. Now, it’s not the Philly Special, but I will leave you with one of my personal favorite plays from the Super Bowl run.
🚨🚨🚨 NICK FOLES FLEA FLICKER TD ALERT 🚨🚨🚨 #MINvsPHI pic.twitter.com/2d0oQewdj2
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) January 22, 2018