The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to use their franchise tag this offseason on quarterback Nick Foles and then they plan on trading him for what is expected to be a third round pick.
Before using their franchise tag, the Eagles first are expected to pick up Foles’ $20 million option in the next week, per league sources. Foles then has the ability to void the option by paying the Eagles $2 million, which he also would be expected to do, per sources.
And in turn, the Eagles then would be expected to place their franchise tag on Foles, giving them the ability to try to trade him to another team, which it sounds as if the team is determined to do. – ESPN
Again this season Foles came on in place of injured starter Carson Wentz and led Philadelphia on a late-season run to the playoffs. It’s pretty sad that they aren’t showing any love for Foles. This might end up having him sit on the bench again if he can’t be traded.
Foles threw for 1,413 yards, 7 touchdowns and 4 interceptions while appearing in five regular season games and two playoff games. And don’t forget that he lead them to a Super Bowl the year before…