Eagles will talk with Nick Foles before deciding his future

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The Eagles haven’t had a discussion with Nick Foles yet, asking the quarterback what he wants for next season, but Doug Pederson said the conversation is coming.

“Well, I think you’ve got to have that conversation,” the Eagles coach said Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine. “Again, I’m a big believer you just don’t blindside a player like that, if that happens. I think you’ve got to have that open communication with them. We’ll see. We’ll see where it goes. [Executive vice president of football operations] Howie [Roseman] just mentioned we’d love to have everybody back, but we know the nature of the business. But, yeah, we’ll talk about it before or if and when that time comes.”

Foles, the Super Bowl MVP, has a year remaining on his contract, but if returns to Philadelphia he will back up a healthy Carson Wentz. The Eagles could trade Foles, giving him a chance to start elsewhere, which reading between the lines, might be where they are headed.

A trade would give the Eagles more resources for player acquisition. They draft 32nd, of course, and their cap situation is the worst in the league. The Eagles project to be more than $10 million over the salary cap, according to overthecap.com.

22 responses to “Eagles will talk with Nick Foles before deciding his future

  1. Listen, the Eagles will trade Foles. Not because they want to but because it makes the most business sense. The Eagles are seriously over the cap, needing to retain at least one quality starter (Nigel Bradham), and they have a valuable commodity for which they can recoup much needed draft picks who will be younger and cheaper, and that’s what you do when you’re in cap trouble. Foles has to realize what a profitable position he’s in too. Two years ago everybody thought he was a bum. Now he’s a Super Bowl MVP and has the opportunity to really cash in before he decides to retire in a few years. I see Arizona as a potential trade partner. Foles played in Arizona in college, and the Cardinals have NO QB’s. It’s a win-win. The Eagles will do right by him and send him somewhere he can play a few more years, help an already decent team out, and retire with more money in his pocket for his family and post season endeavors. Book it!

  2. The salary cap is not as dire as it looks. All but one starter (Bradham) are returning next year, and if Celek and Torrey Smith are cut/restructed, that about gets the Eagles under the cap. Combine that with potentially trading Foles and moving a few contracts around, and a few minor free agency acquisitions can be made.

  3. Eagles are doing this exactly the right way. Sound out Foles and see what he wants to do. If he wants to backup Wentz then great! But, if he wants the chance to start somewhere else, honor his wishes and make a trade happen.

  4. The Eagles are good at finding suckers to trade with. Remember Bradford? Everyone knew it was dumb except the Vikes.

  5. If you’re Nick Foles, you’re looking forward to this. He will want to go where he can play and he knows it is not in Philly. Any team that trades for him, the first thing they will want to do is sign him to a long term deal. Now that the SB euphoria has died down (even I stopped answering my phone ‘world champion Eagles’ (haha) I am sure he is ready for the next step.

  6. But, the only NFC team I would even consider trading Foles to is the Cardinals. Arizona is where he went to college. I wouldn’t even consider trading him to the Vikings or any playoff team. Do we really want Foles picking apart the Eagles defense in the playoffs? I don’t think so! AFC team it will most likely have to be if a trade happens.

  7. So long as Foles has a certain amount of Veto power (Browns), this could be win-win. Does every bleeding green wearing fan in the area want Nick to stay? Hell yes!

    Predicting Wentz’s availability next season… Howie is holding the dice.

  8. jpk6044 says:
    February 28, 2018 at 2:26 pm
    Wentz’s knee will determine Foles’ 2018 future.


    I think jpk is on the right track. No sense jumping too quickly to declare Wentz healthy or trading Foles too early.

    But I think there are other QB knees/shoulders/bones that may shape the outcome. Let the draft play out. Teams that miss out on their flavor-of-the-month QB might make an aggressive offer.

    Once camps begin, there will be injuries. Not wishing anything bad on anyone, but players get hurt in the pre-season.

    The only bad decision Roseman can make with Foles is an early one. I think they will take their time, and pounce when the moment is right.

  9. One wonders if Nick could endure a 16 games season? He didn’t last time he was the team’s starter. Neither did Desean Watson, Aaron Rogers nor Carson Wentz last season. Maybe teams need two quality starters.

  10. rkt4mayor says:
    February 28, 2018 at 2:06 pm
    Eagles are doing this exactly the right way. Sound out Foles and see what he wants to do. If he wants to backup Wentz then great! But, if he wants the chance to start somewhere else, honor his wishes and make a trade happen.

    rkt4mayor, I couldn’t agree with you more. Considering what Foles did for the organization and city this year, he deserves input into what happens next.

  11. If you keep most of the team together, why not keep foles. Yea, you lose him for nothing next year – but, you have a really shot at making another run and if Carson can’t make the long run or misses any chunks you know foles can get it done. I don’t want no second or third round picks that might pan out just because we’d lose him for nothing next year. I want to make another run this year and have the best insurance policy in the league.

    Plus, I just like Nick. I want him to be an eagle!

  12. You can rule out the Vikings – they won’t trade him to the team they played in the championship game. Denver, the Jets, the Cards and the Bills are the main options I think.

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