Howie Roseman reminds everyone Nick Foles is not a free agent

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In the aftermath of Super Bowl LII, many in the media talked about Eagles quarterback Nick Foles as if he’s going to be a free agent. He won’t.

During a Wednesday visit to PFT Live at the Scouting Combine, Eagles executive V.P. of football operations Howie Roseman made sure there’s no ambiguity on this point.

Roseman was more equivocal as to the question of whether Foles will be on the roster as of Week One, and Roseman was downright evasive as to the question of whether starter Carson Wentz will be healthy.

For the full interview with Roseman, who had the loose, relaxed, and at times humorous demeanor of a guy who went from internal exile to top of the mountain in only three years, check out the video.

24 responses to “Howie Roseman reminds everyone Nick Foles is not a free agent

  1. Sucks for Foles but yes he is under contract fot this year. With Wentz a question mark to when he gets back in the saddle its a big insurance policy to have Foles on board but its blocking him from making a huge payday with all the teams that needs a quality proven quarterback.Granted they can get a high draft pick for him but do you make that decision but do they make that call to trade him for a high draft pick?

  2. Now that Roseman has been employed in pro football since about 1999 I would think he’s experienced probably more than half the current GMs. A lot more successful than most.

  3. With Wentz’ recovery timeline still not known, getting rid of Foles would be stupid. Suppose Wentz is still only about 75% to start the year? It normally takes about a year after rehab for a player to get back in “game” shape and mode. I figure Wentz is about a year away from being his old self.

  4. The Eagles are an estimated $10M over the cap going into next season. Foles counts $7.6M against the cap. He’s not a free agent (but unless they restructure/cut several other players) but he soon will be.

  5. I have been a fan of The Eagles for 58 years. My educated “ fan” guess is that Nick Foles gets traded and I have always been a huge Nick Foles fan!!! The Eagles are very high on Sufeld and I mean seriously high on him. They believe he could start in The NFL in 2 years or less. So my “ fan guess” is he goes to Arizona with a rejuvenated Cardinal’s defense and Larry Fitzgerald looking to win with Johnson back as their star running back. I just listened to their new head coach and when asked about QB he mentioned trade as 1 serious option. “My FAN QUESS “Eagles get Cardinals 15th overall 1st round pick plus the Cardinals 2nd round pick while The Cardinals getting The Eagles 1st round pick #32 overall along with Foles. Some form of deal like that…

  6. rjth2012 says:
    February 28, 2018 at 8:28 pm
    I have been a fan of The Eagles for 58 years. My educated “ fan” guess is that Nick Foles gets traded and I have always been a huge Nick Foles fan!!! The Eagles are very high on Sufeld and I mean seriously high on him. They believe he could start in The NFL in 2 years or less. So my “ fan guess” is he goes to Arizona with a rejuvenated Cardinal’s defense and Larry Fitzgerald looking to win with Johnson back as their star running back. I just listened to their new head coach and when asked about QB he mentioned trade as 1 serious option. “My FAN QUESS “Eagles get Cardinals 15th overall 1st round pick plus the Cardinals 2nd round pick while The Cardinals getting The Eagles 1st round pick #32 overall along with Foles. Some form of deal like that…

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    As a fellow Eagles fan, end that prayer with an amen.

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  7. Duh. That’s not the issue. The issue is that Foles will demand a trade if not properly compensated for winning a super bowl. Once Wentz is back, Foles isn’t going to roll over an accept a backup role and salary. No sir.
    The eagles owe him either a big contract or a trade to a team that will give him the big contract.

  8. If the Colts run out of Luck, then maybe Foles will not fail with the Reich stuff. Anywhere else, forget about it. Stay with the Eagles, Wentz will get hurt again.

  9. taintedsaints2009 says:
    February 28, 2018 at 9:31 pm
    Duh. That’s not the issue. The issue is that Foles will demand a trade if not properly compensated for winning a super bowl. Once Wentz is back, Foles isn’t going to roll over an accept a backup role and salary. No sir.
    The eagles owe him either a big contract or a trade to a team that will give him the big contract

    Not really, if you know Nick Foles. He seemed pretty comfortable with the idea of staying. Doubt he demands a trade. Now if he asks for one, he might get it. Pretty confident though that Wentz has to be healthy BEFORE the trade. My money is on he stays until training camp at least, and then if Wentz is ready, and another team has a “Bridgewater” type problem, Nick becomes Bradford 2.0……….but just a guess, Howie likes to wheel and deal, maybe he could be gone tomorrow.

  10. richardmswartz says:
    February 28, 2018 at 8:48 pm
    With the QB rich draft and free agency class, Foles won’t get the yield a current Super Bowl MVP – especially one that came from the bench – would normally get

    What’s does a player coming off a super bowl MVP season normally get? You act like this has happened before and you know his worth lol. Like this happens all the time lol. The fact is no one knows anything of his worth. Someone said a 2nd and I think for that you keep him. Let him start the first 4 or 5 games. Then when Wentz is healthy you trade him to whatever contender lost their starting qb for more than a 2nd round pick.

  11. Duh. That’s not the issue. The issue is that Foles will demand a trade if not properly compensated for winning a super bowl. Once Wentz is back, Foles isn’t going to roll over an accept a backup role and salary. No sir.
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    Love the comments from fans who know nothing about the player demeanor or the team situation.
    Foles is not that kind of guy. He loves it here in Philly. Is a team guy. Enjoys working with Wentz. He was ready to retire 10 months ago. Not saying he wouldn’t like a chance to start…but certainly not a player that would be demanding anything.
    On that note…I would trade him for the right deal. Wentz is the guy…NO question. END OF STORY.

  12. Those of you who think Foles is looking for a big pay day do not understand the guy. First, his parents are millionaires and Foles will never have to worry about money. Second, Foles has made good money already and even if he stays with Eagles will still make good money. The real question for Foles and the Eagles is what Foles wants to do. If Foles wants to go be a starter somewhere and risk another Jeff Fisher situation, I believe the Eagles will honor his wishes and be opened to trading him at a fair price. Foles knows all to well if he goes to a bad situation all the money in the world won’t make it worth it for him. Foles also knows that he is in a City, on a team, that loves the dude and believes in him. That is not such an easy thing to give up. I don’t know what will happen, but I think the real question is whether Foles wants to risk being unhappy to go be a starter somewhere. I don’t know the answer to that, but I do know money is not his motivation.

  13. Howie is just reminding the other teams that if they want Nick they’ll need to pony up some high picks for him!

  14. Eagles at least until Carson is healthy. If that happens before trade deadline, I could see them flipping Foles to a desperate team. I would be shocked if they did anything before or during the draft, or in camp. Gotta give Carson time to get not just healthy, but back to full strength and football shape.

  15. daysend564 says:
    “The Eagles are an estimated $10M over the cap going into next season. Foles counts $7.6M against the cap. He’s not a free agent (but unless they restructure/cut several other players) but he soon will be.”

    You’ve never seen Howie Roseman work I see! Dude is a cap magician! Has been since the early days of his birds career after his internship was over, during the Banner years!

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