The NFL free agency cycle kicked off earlier this week and led to a flurry of activity. NFL star such as Earl Thomas and Le’Veon Bell signed with new teams, while two star wide receivers hit the trade block.
Odell Beckham Jr. was shipped from the New York Giants to the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh traded Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders. Both the Steelers and Giants received flak for their respective trades.
However, there was one move during free agency dubbed the “worst.” Bleacher Report NFL analyst Chris Roling ranked the 10 worst moves made during free agency.
The signing of Nick Foles was ranked the worst.
It’s an incredible amount of money for a quarterback who hasn’t shown he can consistently win outside of the postseason. That’s a weird thing to type, but besides his postseason heroics, Foles is hardly a 60 percent passer on his career and, while bouncing around with three different teams, has appeared in more than 10 games just twice dating back to 2012.
Foles signed a four-year deal with a max value of $102 million with $50 million guaranteed.
While it’s a lot for an unproven starting quarterback, the Jaguars were desperate for solid quarterback play after releasing Blake Bortles.
Foles proved capable in limited action, but can he produce over a 16-game schedule? Stay tuned.