The Philadelphia Eagles have already announced they are moving forward with Carson Wentz as their franchise quarterback. That doesn’t mean they are done with Nick Foles just yet though.
Yesterday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the Eagles are expected to pick up the $20 million option on Foles this offseason.
At that point, Foles could elect to pay the team $2 million to become a free agent, but the Eagles would then franchise tag him and seek a trade.
Earlier today, ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed Philly’s plan to tag and trade Foles, saying that the team is seeking a third-round pick for last season’s playoff hero.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen posited on ESPN Postseason NFL Countdown earlier today that the Eagles have a preferred destination for Foles: the Jacksonville Jaguars.
MORTENSEN: “And where he winds up, I think what the Eagles would like to see is something develop with the Jacksonville Jaguars, because John DeFilippo is now down there as the offensive coordinator. He was the Eagles’ quarterback coach a year ago when they won the Super Bowl. But Foles knows, and his representatives, that this is a business. He’s not going to play nice nice with the Eagles. They don’t want him to go to the Giants or the Redskins — although it was noted to me they let Donovan McNabb go to the Redskins one time and that didn’t hurt them — so it will be interesting to see how this plays out. But that’s the goal, is not to let him go inside the division, and the Jaguars being hopefully the team that gets him. And what do you think is the draft pick?
The Jaguars are moving on from Blake Bortles, and Foles does seem to fit what they would be looking for in a quarterback.
Time will tell if these two sides find a match though.