NFL trade rumors: Eagles expected to have quality market for Nick Foles

NFL trade rumors: Eagles expected to have quality market for Nick Foles

Nick Foles may be nearing his last game with the Eagles as Philadelphia starts its playoff run, though it’s not likely the franchise will have any trouble moving the backup quarterback before next season. 

The 29-year-old backup quarterback reportedly isn’t expected to return to the Eagles for the 2019 season when starting quarterback Carson Wentz is healthy enough to play. The Eagles have a few options as they could pick up his $20 million option, franchise tag him, or make a trade. 

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, citing unidentified league sources, the Eagles are expected to have a quality trade market for Foles.

“[Foles] is expected to be the top QB available in a year with few free-agent options and even fewer highly drafted options,” Rapoport reported Sunday. “Based on conversations with several decision-makers around the NFL, the Eagles should be able to cash in on Foles’ success.”

The report notes Philadelphia turned down a second-round pick for Foles this offseason, though his price tag is expected to increase this offseason. 

Foles stepped up in Wentz’s absence last season and led the Eagles to the franchise’s first Super Bowl championship when Wentz went down with an injury. He’s in a similar situation this season as Wentz continues to deal with back injury and isn’t expected play in the playoffs.