NFL insiders Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen spoke at size this morning a few vary of football-related points (together with the Super Bowl) on the most recent episode of ESPN Postseason NFL Countdown. Of curiosity to Philadelphia Eagles’ followers specifically, and different NFL franchises missing a bonafide beginning quarterback had been the rumors regarding Nick Foles future pursuits.
Schefter appears to assume the Philadelphia Eagles are leaning in direction of placing the franchise tag on Foles, with a view to management his motion. If they do not, they’ve certainly one of two choices going into subsequent season: pay him massive bucks if solely to supplant Carson Wentz of his beginning berth within the fast future. The different is simply as unappealing to diehard Eagle followers: permitting Nick Foles a deserved beginning berth someplace else. Notice how, inside the framework of the present Collective Bargaining Agreement, there’s merely to room to house both Nick Foles and Carson Wentz below one roof.
Chris Mortensen seconded Schefter’s notion by including his personal prediction as to what would transpire within the occasion of a franchise tender. “And the place he winds up, I believe what the Eagles want to see is one thing develop with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a result of John DeFilippo is now down there because the offensive coordinator, Mortensen contended. “He was the Eagles’ quarterback coach a yr in the past once they gained the Super Bowl. But Foles is aware of, and his representatives, that this can be a enterprise. He’s not going to play good with the Eagles.”
And should you assume a situation wherein the Eagles “franchise” Foles then commerce him to the Jaguars is unrealistic, contemplate this: The Pittsburgh Steelers are contemplating taking place the identical route and utilizing the franchise tag on wantaway running back Le’Veon Bell. What would you do should you had been within the Eagles’ precarious place?