Even after last season’s playoff run and earning the Super Bowl MVP, veteran quarterback Nick Foles did not find himself with a robust trade market.
Most figured the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback was going to be shipped to another team and handed the keys to the kingdom.
Fortunately for the Eagles, that never came to fruition. With Carson Wentz still recovering from the torn ACL he suffered late in the 2017 season, Foles opened the 2018 campaign as the starter.
Now, with Wentz again injured, Foles will lead his Eagles into Chicago to take on the NFC North champion Bears in Sunday’s NFC Wild Card game. It could very well be his final appearance as a member of the Eagles.
According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Philadelphia is expected to have a quality trade market for the 29-year-old quarterback.
As the report notes, Philadelphia can pick up the $20 million option on Foles’ contract and look for a trade partner after the fact. Though, he can become a free agent by giving the Eagles back $2 million. That seems to be a likely scenario.
The other option is that Philly places the franchise tag on Foles and works out a trade. It would be similar to what we saw with the Miami Dolphins and Jarvis Landry last offseason.
Set to turn 30 later this month, Foles has led the Eagles to a 9-2 record as a starter since rejoining his original team last season.