Eagles have gotten “at least one respectable trade offer” for Nick Foles

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During a visit to PFT Live last week in Indianapolis, Eagles executive V.P. of football operations Howie Roseman expressly evaded the question of whether quarterback Nick Foles will be on the roster when Week One arrives. It surely wasn’t an accident.

The Eagles could still trade Foles to a quarterback-needy team. Though the demand may not be as great as it was in past years given the various options in unrestricted free agency, Peter King of SI.com reports that the Eagles have received “at least one respectable trade offer” for the Super Bowl LII MVP.

There’s a difference between a “respectable” offer and an offer the Eagles would accept. One major factor will be the health of starter Carson Wentz. Roseman, however, also was evasive on whether Wentz will be ready to go when Week One arrives.

50 responses to “Eagles have gotten “at least one respectable trade offer” for Nick Foles

  1. Foles is good but his value will never be higher. If the Eagles are considering building for a repeat they should take it. Any of the QB needy teams will double sales for trading for the SB MVP.

  2. I know the talk has been about waiting to see how Wentz responds. But remember… the Eagles were really high on Nate Sudfeld. Second, if someone makes a deal that too good to be true, you kind of have to make the move, especially since they do not have a 2nd or 3rd pick.

  3. Anyone who trades for Nick foles should not be GM in NFL. The guy had one good game. Not worth giving picks for him.

  4. Not even worth a first. Not gonna pay that for a system qb who has not had constant success. You can have a 3rd and like it or I will wait to find another option.

  5. reapshavocblog says:

    March 5, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Not even worth a first. Not gonna pay that for a system qb who has not had constant success. You can have a 3rd and like it or I will wait to find another option.

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    Nobody is calling him a superstar. But he had a full season of 27TDs to 2INTs.

    Then he had this season after Jeff Fisher, where he blew up the Vikings and the Pats.

    Saying an even average QB in the prime of his career is only worth a 3rd is probably going to get you hung up on by any GM in the NFL. Id rather have a proven backup (Super Bowl MVP) than a 3rd. Look at every player taken in the 3rd the last 3 years, and Ill bet you wont find more than a handful worth more than a starting QB of even average caliber. And I would say Foles dominating the best defense in the NFL makes him slightly above average.

  6. You’d think he’d bring at least demand the same compensation as Jimmy G. At least a high second round pick. At least.

    Just because some miss the obvious, I’ll say it one more time, at least.

  7. If the Eagles feel Wentz will be ready for game 1, a longshot from what’s being rumored, trade now, otherwise wait till the trade deadline when his value could be higher with good play and a team may be desperate.

    For now, a 2nd rd pick is reasonable.

  8. With only 6 draft picks in the upcoming draft it’s not crazy to move him if they can do it. The real reason to move him is the Birds need cap space. Trading Foles saves 5.2 million.

  9. reapshavocblog says:

    Not even worth a first. Not gonna pay that for a system qb who has not had constant success. You can have a 3rd and like it or I will wait to find another option.
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    I’m a Cowboy fan. I hate the Eagles. Foles lit it up the entire playoffs. If you think otherwise then you don’t know the game of football. I would rather my team face Wentz than him. I wish Jerry would sign him.

  10. Brijesh Patel says:
    March 5, 2018 at 9:12 am
    Anyone who trades for Nick foles should not be GM in NFL. The guy had one good game. Not worth giving picks for him.
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    You forget that he had good games in the playoffs (and after Wentz was injured) to get to the SB and ultimately win.

    As for the GM who does take him, if traded, he should build a team around him like the Eagles did. This is how you win in the NFL.

  11. He had a great game against a highly overrated defense.Vikings d is a fraud.They play good at home with all that fake noise and crap pumped in,but on the road, on grass,they are simply average. Eagles need to keep him..good backups are too valuable.

  12. Cardinals have no QB. They will throw their mother under the bus to get the local guy. Eagles will get a 1st, a 3rd and a 2nd next year. Cardinals will get a bridge player to raise their non-existent fan base’s hopes for a year or two. This will be Keim’s last big move before he’s fired.

  13. The Eagles hold all the cards. They don’t have to trade him and they shouldn’t unless they get a great deal. Best insurance policy in the league at a good price. I don’t really expect him to be traded because I don’t think a team will give up what it will take. I would rather have him as a backup than trade him for anything less than at least 2 high picks (late 1st/early 2nd and late 2nd/early 3rd).

  14. shavocblog says:
    March 5, 2018 at 9:18 am
    Not even worth a first. Not gonna pay that for a system qb who has not had constant success. You can have a 3rd and like it or I will wait to find another option.

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    This is great,

    I can name at least 15 quarterbacks in the league that aren’t as good as Foles. And as for the system QB, you are right most of them stink. Let’s list a few “system” QB’s:

    Brady
    Wilson
    Foles
    Wentz
    Smith
    Ryan (before Sarkisian)
    Keenum
    Goff
    Watson

    That’s just a few off the top of my head. You’re right who would want any of these guys.

  15. This is the smart move for any team in need of a Quarterback! Anyone judging Foles by his one year in Jeff Fisher’s junior high offense is an idiot! Even Todd Gurley struggled in that offense! And, Jared Goff looked like a huge bust in that offense. Case Keenum also looked terrible in Fisher’s offense as well. All these insane GMs waiting to give Cousins the Brinks truck treatment should reflect on Foles vs Cousins. Nick Foles is the better QB by all except garbage stats measurements. Nick is a winner! Cousins is not!

  16. While any sane GM can’t expect to get the Foles that we saw in the last two playoff games, being unflappable and rising to the occasion in the two biggest games of your life, might arguably be the most important traits you should look for in a QB

  17. Brijesh Patel says:
    March 5, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Anyone who trades for Nick foles should not be GM in NFL. The guy had one good game. Not worth giving picks for him.

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    Foles has had 4 postseason starts:

    1. Foles’ passer rating has been over 100 in each start. Only six quarterbacks in NFL history have had more postseason games with a passer rating of 100 before their 30th birthday: Troy Aikman, Brett Favre, Joe Flacco, Russell Wilson, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.

    2. Foles has 14 incomplete passes COMBINED in the second half of his four career postseason starts. He’s 48 for 62 for 544 yards with five touchdowns, no interceptions and a 130.4 passer rating.

    Kid can play.

  18. I’d trade Nick Foles for either a 1st round pick or a combo 2nd and 3rd round pick. Any team that offers less than that can kiss off! Because the Eagles would then keep the best backup QB in the NFL and get a compensatory 3rd rounder when Foles leaves in free agency after 2018 season. So, the Eagles have zero incentive to trade him for less than at least a 2nd AND a 3rd round pick. And, I believe Buffalo would be fools not to give up their pick number 22 in the 1st round for Foles rather than pay a mint to try and trade up for a rookie you have no clue how they will perform in the NFL.

  19. Reports are that the Eagles have set a price of a 1st and 4th round draft pick for Foles…same as they got for Sam Bradford. Foles has won Super Bowl. Bradford has not. The circumstances are different (Vikings were desperate), but that seems like a reasonable price for Foles, given that the Eagles don’t NEED to trade him.

  20. If they find a team dumb enough to give them anything better than a 4th rounder for Foles, the Eagles better make the deal. He had a good run thru the playoffs and Super Bowl but look at the rest of his career. Some GM will lose their job after over valuing this guy.

  21. Brijesh Patel says:

    March 5, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Anyone who trades for Nick foles should not be GM in NFL. The guy had one good game. Not worth giving picks for him.
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    ONE good game?? Did you even SEE ALL of the playoffs? He’s one of ONLY three–that THREE–QBs to have consecutive games where he completed 70% of his passes.

    Forget his Rams career–all you have to look at is how Bradford–when he’s NOT injured–Keenum and Foles all did when Fisher wasn’t involved.

  22. hardheadedrb there is no possibility at all his value will be higher at the trade deadline. 1st if a team is in playoff contention they won’t be looking for a qb. 2nd by some chance a team in playoff contention loses their qb it would take Foles multiple weeks to learn a system before being inserted into the lineup.
    For the teams out of playoff contention the same applies that whoever deals for him it would take multiple weeks before he learns the system and can be put in the lineup. 2nd if their looking towards the future which is likely at that point Foles probably wouldn’t fit in their plans. By the time the following season starts Foles will be 30 years old and the team will have had to sign him to a contract extension based on 5 games played for them(used the amount of starts Jimmy Garappolo had for the 49ers last year as the baseline) or let him hit free agency after already given up players and/Or draft picks to acquire Foles.
    I’m not saying that the eagles should or shouldn’t trade him but make no doubt that his value will never be higher than it is during the off-season when a team trading for him has the whole off-season, pre-season and early regular season to evaluate Foles before signing him to an extension.

  23. Hold onto him until a quarterback on a good team suffers a season-ending injury in training camp or early in the season. Then you can extract maximum value from a desperate team, copyright the Sam Bradford trade. It happens every year, but if it doesn’t, you can still get value by trading him to some quarterback-needy team before the deadline, copyright Jimmy Garoppolo.

  24. The only way this makes sense is the team that trades for Foles is willing to tailor the offense to his skill set. Otherwise, Foles will return to the Eagles nest in two years after laying an egg.

  25. Why would someone trade for him with only a year left on his contract? Even if he is way better then all of the QBs available in FA this year they don’t cost you picks. Speaking of picks, seems to be a deep QB class this year too.

    Eagles would be crazy to trade him anyways. Wentz is a wildcard and your team is clearly SUPER BOWL worthy. Don’t risk a year of that window for some picks!!!

  26. Brijesh Patel says:
    March 5, 2018 at 9:12 am
    Anyone who trades for Nick foles should not be GM in NFL. The guy had one good game. Not worth giving picks for him.

    One good game? You must be trolling… Does your level of expertise extend prior to 2016? Did you see the NFC championship game? Granted he came up big this year – but even prior to that he was better than at least half the starting QB’s in this league.

  27. He’s an average QB that had a couple good games thanks to some great game planning. There already is a body of work out there to look at. Be very dumb to give a 1st of even a 2nd round pick.

    If you’re a fan of any team but Philly, would you really want your team giving up multiple high draft picks for him? No way.

  28. Nick Foles is a humble guy, seems like a God-fearing family man who you won’t find “making it rain” in Vegas. An owner can be confident that’s he’s a decent face of the franchise. He’s also gone something like 16 – 4 as the Eagles QB, has the 3rd highest single season (2013) QB rating in history after Manning and Rogers, ahead of Brady, now owns similar ridiculous records for best ratings in the playoffs, granted with a limited no. of games. He’s better than half the starting QB’s now. So the question is what would it take to get a team with a NFL top-half QB to trade you their QB? It starts with the 1st round and goes from there. Thanks for the Super Bowl Nick!

  29. Howie will swap the Eagles 32 pick for 2018 1rst, 2018 3rd and 2019 2nd.

    Saying the SuperBowl MVP QB is average is either “hating” or showing lack of NFL knowledge. You have to throw out the Jeff Fisher time. He ruined more QBs then father Time.
    System QB? He had elite success under Chip Kelly AND Dougie P. Two different systems. Yes, Doug did add in the RPO that Files felt comfortable in ( that’s just smart) but, Foles had success in the Eagles offence w/o the RPO also.
    Foles is worth more then any QB in the draft because unlike them. Foles is a sure thing. Rookie QBs are 50/50.

  30. If Brady doesn’t fumble the ball, we wouldn’t even be talking about Foles right now. SMH.

  31. Don’t do it for anything less than a first. Even that would be painful. Wentz will be better with Foles’ help in the QB room.

  32. Michael E

    I’m a Cowboy fan. I hate the Eagles. Foles lit it up the entire playoffs. If you think otherwise then you don’t know the game of football. I would rather my team face Wentz than him. I wish Jerry would sign him.

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    You are an idiot if you are more scared of facing the eagles with Foles then you are with Wentz. Wentz is on another level than Foles. Wentz > Foles.

  33. As I understand it, Foles is a free agent after next season. It’s really a matter of if you think Wentz can fully recover for next season or not. If you don’t have faith in his recovery then you keep him. If you feel confident Wentz will be ok to go, you are essentlly turning down some pretty high draft picks for a benchwarmer that will be gone with no compensation after next season. I say you always go with getting more picks.

  34. fartweasel says:
    March 5, 2018 at 10:26 am
    If they find a team dumb enough to give them anything better than a 4th rounder for Foles, the Eagles better make the deal. He had a good run thru the playoffs and Super Bowl but look at the rest of his career. Some GM will lose their job after over valuing this guy.

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    You forgot 2013 when he was in the MVP conversation and set the record for TD:Int ratio. 14 he had the team 6-2 when he got hurt. Kelly then shipped him to the QB wasteland in STL where he played as poorly as Keenum and Goff.

    So if by “good run” you mean almost 30 starts of good football then yes he’s a flash in the pan.

  35. seahawkboymike says:
    “Cardinals will get a bridge player to raise their non-existent fan base’s hopes for a year or two. This will be Keim’s last big move before he’s fired.”

    DUDE, Foles is 29 yrs old! He’s not a “bridge” player! He’s a young guy you can build a team around!!

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    “If Brady doesn’t fumble the ball, we wouldn’t even be talking about Foles right now.”

    If you do not recall, it was not a “fumble” really, it was a strip sack by the MAN Brandon Graham!! SMDH! lol

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