Monday, 14 October, 2019

Nick Foles voids contract option moments after Eagles picked it up

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Shannon Reynolds | 08 February, 2019, 15:59

After weeks of speculation, the Philadelphia Eagles have officially informed Nick Foles that they are exercising his 2019 contract option.

In no way does this mean Foles is simply going to walk in free agency next month.

If Philadelphia does franchise Foles and trade him, they are expected to want at least a third-round pick in return, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. DeFilippo served as Foles' quarterback's coach in Philadelphia in 2017. The discussion, which was transcribed by Bleeding Green Nation, suggested the Eagles would like to send Foles to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Sources say it's already on its way to the Eagles on Wednesday, likely eliminating the possibility of a tag. We eat breakfast and then I go sit on the couch. Foles began the 2018 season as the Eagles' starter as Wentz continued his rehab, but struggled on the field. He led the Eagles to a Super Bowl win over the Patriots in 2018, and he took them back to the postseason in 2019.

And it stems from a belief that Foles could be headed to a division rival, according to Fansided's Jason Cole. The Eagles needed to wait until the Super Bowl was over to make the move official.

The story, which included anonymous quotes from Eagles players and team sources, received major pushback from the Eagles organization.

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In order to franchise tag Foles, however, Howie Roseman needs to get the Eagles under the salary cap before the start of the new league year in March.

"If there were guys that had issues, in hindsight, I wish we could have just talked about them", Wentz said.

Wentz said he would learn from that report.

"It hasn't been the easiest a year ago for me on the physical level, just battling the injuries, but then just personally going through it, sitting on the sideline and then playing and then sitting on the sideline again", Wentz said.

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