Nick Foles: Where I play next year will take care of itself

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Nick Foles doesn’t sound like he’ll push for a chance to compete for the Eagles’ starting job, push to get traded, or push for much of anything in 2018.

Instead, the reigning Super Bowl Most Valuable Player says he’ll let everything sort itself out and he’ll be content with whatever happens.

“All that stuff will take care of itself,” Foles said on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. “We’ll see what happens with my career.”

If Foles thinks he deserves a chance to compete with Carson Wentz for the starting job, he’d be justified in thinking so: He’s coming off back-to-back outstanding games in the NFC Championship and Super Bowl. And Foles has been a Pro Bowler in the past. It’s easy to see why he’d think he deserves to be a starter.

And if Foles wanted to get traded to a team that would let him start, he could try to force the Eagles’ hand by vocally stating his desire to leave. Teams generally don’t want unhappy players around, especially if those players are going to be backups, and so if Foles complained loudly enough, he could probably get himself traded.

But Foles sounds like he’s content either to stay with the Eagles or go elsewhere, and content either to start or to back Wentz up. After going from almost out of the NFL to Super Bowl MVP, Foles will be happy no matter where his career goes next.

75 responses to “Nick Foles: Where I play next year will take care of itself

  1. The talking heads don’t think the Eagles would get much for Foles based on Alex Smith only fetching a 3rd round pick. They do forget in that analysis the Chiefs also picked up a highly regarded young corner which was even more valuable than the pick.

    Unless the Eagles are blown away or Foles doesn’t want to be there, the Eagles will most likely and should keep Foles as insurance for one more year. As things stand Foles is worth more to them on the roster than if they traded him.

  2. Realistically the Eagles could keep Wentz on the shelf for 2018, since his injury occurred so late in the year and it’s a tough rehab without any guarantees, and roll with Foles for the season. I think that would be the smart thing to do.

  3. How can any real competitor accept going back to holding a clipboard after that championship run? Take a look at the quarterbacks around the league ..this guy deserves to be starting somewhere.

  4. ajzinnecker says:

    February 14, 2018 at 8:48 am
    Nick Foles will be the week one starter if the Iggles while Wentz keeps getting healthy. Book it.

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    Obviously the Eagles would start Foles week 1 if Wentz isn’t healthy. You don’t have to book it. It’s the obvious thing to do.

  5. Foles isn’t going to cause a problem cause he’s smart…. he is in a no lose situation. If the Eagles keep him one year and Wentz does well, he still makes 7.5 mil this year and will leave and get paid the following year. If he stays and Wentz can’t play, the team is still loaded and he will pad his resume when he leaves the following year.
    If they trade him it will have to be a sign and trade or the Eagles won’t get anything decent in return. That means a lucrative new contract and Foles gets to pick the team he gets traded to (otherwise he won’t sign the extension if the trade was to a team like Cleveland).
    No need to rock the boat when all roads lead to a big payday now or later and still make 7.5 on the defending super bowl champs.

  6. He is the biggest bargaining chip there is in the entire league. Peaked at value = premium return.

  7. I don’t think for one moment it will happen, but I think the Browns should offer their (number 4) 1st round pick for him. He is a proven commodity (unlike the crapshoot of choosing a QB in the first round of the draft) and they have absolutely nothing to lose.
    I’d like to hear back particularly from Browns fans about this idea.

  8. I wouldn’t blame the man for striking the iron while it’s still hot. Hell, he’s better than any starter in the NFC east that isn’t injured (wink). Saint Nick can do whatever the hell he pleases….

  9. It can take a season to come back fully from an ACL or LCL, and Wentz has both. Even after 2018, Wentz’s will likely only have 80% of his pre-injury mobility if he conforms to the average showm in that huge 2015 retrospective study of 450 or so NFL ACLs (and prob worse than 80% given he also had the LCL). They should keep Foles at least a year, but I fear they’ll rush back to Wentz too soon on the back of a lucrative Foles trade.

  10. Spare us the “it’s in God’s hands” tripe. He’ll end up in Arizona or Minnesota, because they’re both desperate & will gladly give up a 1st, a 2nd and at least 1 3rd. And he’l get at least $70 million guaranteed.

  11. Total class person and player. Sounds like he won’t force anything. If that’s the case, I keep him for 2018. Birds are built to win now and the starter is coming off a late season knew injury. Second most important position on the team=back up QB. Foles just proved it.

  12. You are a delusional Eagle fan if you believe any team is giving up a 1st round pick for Foles because he can’t be traded until Wentz is healthy and that may not be till the season starts. AND Foles will be a Free Agent 4 months after the season starts. So logic dictates No trade could possibly happen. Sorry!

  13. The team should sign him for 10 years / 75 million to be a permanent backup.

    He will earn so much in local endorsement money that it will more than make up for not getting starter money elsewhere.

  14. I believe he has just one year left on his deal. Maybe if he was staring at the prospect of being stuck as a backup for 3 or 4 seasons, he might make requests behind the scenes. But, he likely knows he has little to no control now, and will be set free next offseason (barring a trade and an extension, like Alex Smith).

  15. The argument to keep Foles around for insurance makes a lot of sense, however there will be the offers will start come the same time Wentz is getting healthy. If the Eagles get a chance to upgrade at CB or add another effective WR, be in the draft or with a proven player, they will make the move. If somehow they are able to upgrade both CB and WR this offseason, God help the rest of the league.

  16. After having Jeff Fisher as a coach i don’t blame him. I’m sure he would love to be a starter and making 20+ million a year but if that has to happen with a horrible team with an o line that gets him killed stay where you are.

  17. You have to keep him. Not even trade him for the first pick in the draft, no way. The guy is and always has been legit and proven. Superbowl MVP qbs you just dont trade them away ESPECIALLY since your starter had a torn ACL! Keep him and see where you are at the end of nest year. Then make your decision. Kinda reminds me of the Drew Brees situation back in San Diego….

  18. Anyone who thinks Nick Foles has a case to unseat Wentz as the starter in Philly must have started watching the Eagles in December. No one could watch film of both of them back to back and think Foles is better. Yes, Foles is certainly a starting quality QB, and I hope he gets his chance, but Carson Wentz is the franchise QB.

  19. Paul Snaith says:
    February 14, 2018 at 9:09 am
    I don’t think for one moment it will happen, but I think the Browns should offer their (number 4) 1st round pick for him. He is a proven commodity (unlike the crapshoot of choosing a QB in the first round of the draft) and they have absolutely nothing to lose.
    I’d like to hear back particularly from Browns fans about this idea.
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    The Browns are not going to spend both 1 and 4 on qb’s. Don’t get your hopes up. Everything depends on where Cousins lands. If the Browns get him, those two picks become extremely valuable.

  20. What the “experts” like Ian Rappaport forget is that Smith is 4 years older than Foles and has not been a SB MVP. So it is an apples to oranges comparison. I agree the Eagles should keep him unless blown away by a deal.

  21. Irish Hoodlum says:
    February 14, 2018 at 9:01 am
    ajzinnecker says:

    February 14, 2018 at 8:48 am
    Nick Foles will be the week one starter if the Iggles while Wentz keeps getting healthy. Book it.

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    Obviously the Eagles would start Foles week 1 if Wentz isn’t healthy. You don’t have to book it. It’s the obvious thing to do.

    Irish: you obviously don’t get the drift… to me its obvious that what the poster is trying to convey is that the eagles won’t get rid of foles, thus answering the questioh of where he will play next year. the poster also implied that he doesn’t think wentz will be ready by game one. so if you’re going to snark someone’s post, don’t be the dolt that misses the gist of that which you are deriding. book that.

  22. I hate that I like this guy, but he really is a good person. Happy to see him have earned the Super Bowl MVP after hitting a bit of a road block in his career. Truly refreshing story in the NFL.

    -Giants Fan.

  23. Don’t think for a second Carlson Wince doesn’t see Foles’ face every time he looks at the Superbowl ring he didn’t earn…

  24. what if like most bowl winners, the eagles slip back into the morass of mediocrity, and never win one with wentz? and foles does it again somewhere else? oh the humanity!

  25. Here is the harsh reality of the business side of The NFL. Foles is a great human being and seriously can play QB as a starter in this league. Nick’s contract is up after next season. The Eagles will trade him as long as they get a very good deal i.e. 1st round draft choice or a 2nd round draft choice and a quality player. Why? Because Nick is better and proven (right this second) then ant of the QBs in the draft and better then the best free agents (that includes Cousins). The Eagles do not have a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick in this upcoming draft.
    The Eagles are very hight on Sudfeld and will have no problem starting him in the first couple of games if necessary. Sudfeld is pretty good.
    The Eagles and Nick will work together for the best outcome. I have seen The Eagles do this before in a respectful way where everyone wins. Eagles Fan

  26. Restructure his contract, extend it and keep him for another five years if he wants.
    Two or three starts a year to keep him sharp enough and you will have one exceptional starter and an exception backup an for the next six years.

  27. If I had to guess, I’d say he stays. I don’t think starting here or in another city is really that important to him. I also don’t think making 10 times the money he is now is that important to him. He’s a God centered guy and it shows. He loves it here and his family is here and I really doubt he wants to go anywhere else. I could actually see him retiring if the Eagles did decide to trade him. Speaking of which, I don’t think the Eagles will do that unless they get an offer that is absurd. In my thinking it would take at least two first round picks.

  28. Who has it better than Nick Foles? He nearly gave up on his football career and landed in a situation that had him win a Super Bowl. Why would he leave Philly? It doesn’t sound like he’s going to ask to leave–and why would he anyway. Can you imagine how he is viewed in Philly? He is probably revered in Philly just like Dr. J, Mike Schmidt and a handful of others. He can live the rest of his life in Philly and get endorsement deals so he’d never have to work again. I can’t imagine he’s leaving Philly.

  29. Great player and a great mentality. Hearing stories like this are refreshing; where the players are humble and don’t have the “me me me” mindset. Hope all goes well for him whatever happens

  30. If he is traded, it would probably be just before the trade deadline next season because they have to make sure Carson Wentz is fully healthy before they let Foles go. The Eagles definitely cannot afford to pay too much for a backup quarterback who may not get a chance to play at all but they cannot afford to let him go yet.

  31. “He can live the rest of his life in Philly and get endorsement deals so he’d never have to work again”

    He could…..but that’s not what he would do if he’s not playing football anymore. He’d live in Texas, where his family is.

  32. Tyrod Taylor is getting $15 million per season and he is 0-1 in the playoffs. Foles not only won 3 playoff games, he was the MVP in the SB. Russell Wilson cannot even say that. Foles should definitely get paid more than $15 million per year unless he is blackballed by the league. ROTFL

  33. whenwilliteverend says:

    He can live the rest of his life in Philly
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    Even Foles is laughing at that.

  34. my_old_name_was_offensive says:
    “Don’t think for a second Carlson Wince doesn’t see Foles’ face every time he looks at the Superbowl ring he didn’t earn…”
    If not for Wentz the eagles know they’d never be in the SB! He got hurt in the game they were trying to win to make sure they would secure that 1st seed. Carson is smart, he knows he was a major factor in the teams 1st SB win. NONE of those guys are selfish ME ME ME players! they all had 1 goal and worked with each other to get it. TEAM WIN

  35. smart man! best job in the world is a nfl bu qb! Nick, and his whole family, are GODS in philly now! Who’d want to leave that!?!?

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    Not only that, Foles will make millions on endorsements in Philly. If he leaves and plays for competitor, those endorsement dollars will dwindle or have to wait until he retires (or returns again).

  36. rjth2012 says:
    February 14, 2018 at 11:18 am
    Here is the harsh reality of the business side of The NFL. Foles is a great human being and seriously can play QB as a starter in this league. Nick’s contract is up after next season. The Eagles will trade him as long as they get a very good deal i.e. 1st round draft choice or a 2nd round draft choice and a quality player. Why? Because Nick is better and proven (right this second) then ant of the QBs in the draft and better then the best free agents (that includes Cousins). The Eagles do not have a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick in this upcoming draft.
    The Eagles are very hight on Sudfeld and will have no problem starting him in the first couple of games if necessary. Sudfeld is pretty good.
    The Eagles and Nick will work together for the best outcome. I have seen The Eagles do this before in a respectful way where everyone wins. Eagles Fan

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    No 2nd or 3rd round pick, but Sidney Jones should be healthy and ready to contribute, which certainly will soften the blow from only having one pick in the first 3 rounds.

  37. Rap Sheet said Foles will only command a 4th or 5th round pick, if that’s true, the Eagles will not be trading Foles. Foles will most likely play 2018 with the eagles and become a free agent in 2019 or sign an extension and be a backup to Wentz, the Eagles do need an insurance policy and they have one in Foles!!

  38. @charlesvineblog says:

    You are a delusional Eagle fan if you believe any team is giving up a 1st round pick for Foles because he can’t be traded until Wentz is healthy and that may not be till the season starts. AND Foles will be a Free Agent 4 months after the season starts. So logic dictates No trade could possibly happen. Sorry!
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    Let’s look at recent history…Eagles trade Bradford to Vikes for #1 pick, less than a week before the first regular season game. So, don’t say it can’t happen.

  39. Will be interesting to see how the Eagles play this. Will they enjoy this luxury of having two top notch QB’s when most teams don’t even have one, or invest for the future. An embarrassment of riches you could say.

  40. “The Eagles are very hight on Sudfeld and will have no problem starting him in the first couple of games if necessary”

    You’re partially right. The Eagles are high on Sudfeld…..as a backup. They would only start him if they have no other viable choice. If for some reason Foles got traded, the Eagles would probably sign one of the veteran free agents at a low salary to replace him (lower than Foles is making anyway). The new acquisition would battle Sudfeld for the primary backup job (and who the starter would be if Wentz isn’t ready).

  41. Reasons why the Eagles would trade Nick Foles.
    1. He’s only under contract for one more year.
    2. The team is cap strapped.
    3. They really like their 3rd QB, Nate Sudfield.
    4. Wentz is apparently on schedule, although early, for training camp.
    5. The team doesn’t have a 2nd or 3rd round pick due to previous trades.

  42. Nick is content in his day job as Owner of the Patriots.

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    I’m fairly certain it’s the Giants that own the Patriots.

    Ya got a one-hit wonder and a lessen in ancient history. Pump the brakes.

  43. Best Available (in order of Starter ability):
    1. Nick Foles
    2. Jay Cutler
    3. Kirk Cousins
    4. Sam Bradford
    5. Tyrod Taylor
    6. Geno Smith
    7. Ryan Fitz-“fizzle”-patrick

  44. @wallabear says:

    Best Available (in order of Starter ability):
    1. Nick Foles
    2. Jay Cutler
    3. Kirk Cousins
    4. Sam Bradford
    5. Tyrod Taylor
    6. Geno Smith
    7. Ryan Fitz-“fizzle”-patrick
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    Honestly this list is laughable…Jay, Sam and Ryan have significant risks. The one player not on here is Mike Glennon. He didn’t stand a chance in Chicago due to drafting Trubisky.

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