As the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams make their final preparations for Super Bowl LIII other teams are getting a jumpstart on the 2019 season.
A major question mark heading into the 2019 campaign involves the reigning Super Bowl MVP, Nick Foles.
After finishing the 2018 season as the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback, Foles is likely to be traded or hit free agency before the 2019 season kicks off.
A recent report from NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport gives insight on how the Eagles will proceed with their star backup quarterback.
According to Rapoport, the Eagles will pick up Foles’ $20 million option heading into 2019. Foles then has the option to give $2 million back to the team to buy his freedom as a free agent.
Rapoport broke down all the possibilities here.
From Super Bowl Live: The #Eagles are expected to pick up the $20M option for QB Nick Foles, sources say. Not a surprise, but an important piece. What happens next will be intriguing. pic.twitter.com/FOpLeAhQu1
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 2, 2019
The likely scenario, according to Rapoport is Foles gives the team $2 million to become a free agent and the team franchise tags the quarterback before working with him on a trade.
It looks like the Eagles and Foles will come to an agreement that ships him to the team of his choice, while giving the Eagles something in return.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Denver Broncos are teams that could get involved in a potential Foles trade.