With the Broncos out of the equation, where will Nick Foles end up
13 February 2019 Uncategorized
With the news of another former Super Bowl MVP in former Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco being traded to the Denver Broncos, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles lost a potential destination.
The Ravens received just a 4th round pick for Flacco, who is older than Foles and carries a cap hit of $18.5 million this season. This news should dwindle some hope for the Eagles if they are to tag Foles and try to trade him knowing he’ll then carry an upwards of $25 million cap hit this season. But in a way receiving a fourth-round pick for a quarterback who’s been on a decline can help them. Foles is a hot name right now and is playing good football. Teams are going to need to have an agreement he’ll sign a long term deal if the Eagles are able to trade him on the franchise tag, but that’d be the likely move. Another playing factor in this is now the Broncos will look to shop quarterback Case Keenum who carries just a $7 million cap hit. He’s likely to land on a team that needs a bridge quarterback.
With all that being said, what makes the best sense for Foles.
He’s definitely a very good option for a team that needs a short term answer at quarterback. Teams like the New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, and the Washington Redskins are all in play.
The Giants are in a prime spot to get any quarterback they want this year in the draft and have him develop under Eli Manning. That’d be their realistic move. As for the Redskins, they have Alex Smith still tied up and will likely look to the draft to find his predecessor. The Dolphins are intriguing because Ryan Tannehill is gone, they have an immediate opening. Adding Foles there would alleviate their need while giving them the freedom to still draft a quarterback at 13 and allow him to develop under Foles. The Jaguars have to make the most sense though because they’re a win now a team without a quarterback. Foles puts them in a better position than they’ve been in over the past couple of seasons.
- Eagles (Out of all the teams, Eagles would rather keep him than have him on the Giants)
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