Quarterback Nick Foles is expected to be franchise tagged by the Eagles in efforts to trade him, per NFL Insider Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Sources: Eagles expected to use their franchise tag on Nick Foles, then try to trade him for a third-round pick, per league sources.https://t.co/uPKcMmEcfh
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 2, 2019
Reports were saying the Eagles are expected to pick up Foles’ $20 million option, but instead, the Eagles are now expected to franchise tag him (and trade him) in fear he will buy his freedom for just $2 million.
“The Eagles refused to specify any of their plans for Foles. But being that other teams already have inquired on Foles’ price, and it is expected to be around a third-round pick, the way for Philadelphia to secure the quarterback’s rights this offseason would be with a franchise tag,” stated Schefter in his report.
This season, the 30-year-old quarterback threw for 1,413 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions (in five regular-season games) while filling in for Carson Wentz.
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