Eagles Planning To Test Market On Nick Foles Trade

The Philadelphia Eagles are planning to explore the trade market for quarterback Nick Foles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

As expected, the Eagles will be moving forward with Carson Wentz as their quarterback of the future. Foles carries a $20 million option for next season, and sources told Rapoport that the Eagles should "have a quality trade market" for the Super Bowl LII MVP.

Philadelphia kept Foles on board for the 2018 season as Wentz slowly recovered from an ACL tear he sustained last season. Foles started the first two games in Wentz's absence, then played the final three weeks when the latter was shelved for the rest of the year with a back injury.

Rapoport said the Eagles even turned down a second-round pick for Foles, but the price figures to be increasing after he led them back to the postseason. One of the options the Eagles have is to give Foles the franchise tag then trade him, per Rapoport. Whether or not they'll go that route remains to be seen.


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But Foles will be one of the most sought-after players this offseason, given the lack of big-time quarterback talent in this year's draft class. As Rapoport points out, Joe Flacco, Ryan Tannehill, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater are among the other quarterbacks that will likely be on the move.

None of them have played up to the same level as Foles, however, and he figures to be pursued by a handful of teams. The 29-year-old has shown that his Super Bowl heroics were no fluke. He got Philly into the postseason by winning their last three games.

What This Means

The Eagles have two great quarterbacks to choose from here, but they're ultimately going to go with the No. 2 pick from 2016. Wentz struggled in 2018 as he recovered from a series of injury, but Philly clearly trusts his ability to regain that MVP caliber form in 2019.

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