On Sunday night the 2018 NFL season ended with a New England Patriots Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams.
Despite its billing headed into the game, the Patriots and Rams put on a defensive struggle that led to what many fans called the worst Super Bowl ever. It’s disappointing, but likely made even worse by the fact that the Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles gave us one of the best Super Bowls of all-time just the year before.
Nick Foles was replaced by Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman as the reigning Super Bowl MVP, but that doesn’t mean his name is out of the headlines.
Quite the contrary, actually.
According to Eagles insider Tim McManus, the team has exercised Foles’ player option for the 2019 season.
Eagles have notified Nick Foles that they will exercise his 2019 option, per source.
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) February 6, 2019
It’s a major step for both sides and places the ball in Foles’ court. He now has five days to void the option by paying the team $2 million to become a free agent.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, this is the plan for both sides. The Eagles will reportedly slap the franchise tag on the star backup and then work together to find a trade partner the sides can agree on.
There’s likely a strong market for Foles, who proved he can win at the NFL level over the past two years.