The 2018 season is still three months away, but there’s always going to be a question surrounding the Super Bowl Champion Eagles as well as what they did (or didn’t do) regarding Super Bowl winning quarterback Nick Foles.
Foles will head back to the bench to start the 2018 season, as starter Carson Wentz will be back as the top man under center, and many experts feel that the Eagles are a team that might be right back where they ended this past season with Wentz instead of Foles.
There was a report last week from NFL.com’s Mike Silver stating that the Eagles had a deal on the table for Foles with the Cleveland Browns, who had the first and fourth pick in late April’s draft, and of course that makes sense considering they ended up taking Baker Mayfield with the first overall pick.
The deal that the Browns reportedly offered the Eagles was for the 35th overall pick for Foles, but at the end of the day, there was not enough value for the Eagles to take the deal, and instead felt that Foles being the backup was worth more than that pick.
Foles wants to be in Philadelphia, and despite the fact that he’s the backup to Wentz, he loves the city, and has his eyes on a bigger prize after his playing career, that serving as a pastor of a church once his career is over.
Keeping Wentz aboard a team that won the Super Bowl is a very smart move for the Eagles, as there’s no ‘for sure’ that Carson Wentz is going to be 100 percent and ready to go for the start of the 2018 season, and if he’s not, it will be easy for the Eagles and head coach Doug Pederson to slide right in.
If the Eagles would have bailed on Foles, they only have Nate Sudfeld left as the quarterback on the roster, and nothing against the young quarterback, but he’s only got one game on his ledger to this point of his career, meaning having to play him more than just a garbage time is a huge risk.
Will down the road the Eagles move Foles? Possibly. For now though, they are happy with the quarterback as the backup, and why would you run him out of town when there’s no reason to.
Keep him aboard, and as long as he’s happy and not causing an issue, there’s no reason to quickly try and rush Foles out of town at this point in his career.
The Eagles have an interesting season ahead of themselves winning a title, and having the insurance policy of Foles to their name is not a bad thing to have whatsoever.
Without him, an injury to Wentz could have a season of disaster written all over it.
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