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Old 01-04-2019, 06:13 PM
 
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I'm starting to believe some of the Eagles fans who believe Foles wouldn't want to play anywhere else. Philly is basically the only place he has played well. He's developed a repore with Pederson and the other players. And just maybe, he likes coming off the bench. And Philly he can probably safely rely on getting one or two starts a year. Foles just might be a different Cat. It might not be all about where he can get the most money as a starting QB.
Again, with the contract situation it really don't see how it is a viable option for either side.

No team can afford to pay 19 million for a "back up QB" and that is what it would cost the Eagles to keep Foles for even 1 more year...

It is also hard to believe that Foles could possibly turn down the opportunity, possibly the only opportunity he will ever have, to be a highly sought after free agent QB with a Super Bowl win under his belt who could command a life changing contract with money that would set up his family and his children's families for life....

QB's don't become free agents often that can command the kind of money Foles will be able to command and there are some really good potential landing spots for him....teams that could compete right away with the right QB
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:31 PM
 
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Again, with the contract situation it really don't see how it is a viable option for either side.

No team can afford to pay 19 million for a "back up QB" and that is what it would cost the Eagles to keep Foles for even 1 more year...

It is also hard to believe that Foles could possibly turn down the opportunity, possibly the only opportunity he will ever have, to be a highly sought after free agent QB with a Super Bowl win under his belt who could command a life changing contract with money that would set up his family and his children's families for life....

QB's don't become free agents often that can command the kind of money Foles will be able to command and there are some really good potential landing spots for him....teams that could compete right away with the right QB
The overall situation in Philly is pretty unique though. I agree most teams either wouldn't be able to do it financially or wouldn't want to do it. I don't know the exact cap situation the eagles have for next season but Wentz only has a cap hit of 8.4 Million since he is still on his rookie deal. That is basically top level back up money. Eagles should be able to afford to take on Foles cap hit of 20.6 Million. The total between the two would add up to 29 Million. That's basically the cap hit of a Franchise QB. Rodgers 26.5 Million, Cousins 29 Million, Stafford 29.5 Million. the salaries are reversed for the roles. As long as the Eagles are okay with overpaying the back up it should work.

And here is why the Eagles may be okay with overpaying for the back up. You have to have serious reservations about Wentz's ability to stay healthy. He was injured in college. And now has a back injury. The knee wasn't so much of a concern because that is more of a freak injury and not necessarily something that is likely to happen again. And typically you don't have long lasting effects from a ACL. But the back is a completely different animal.

So in short, they have possibly an injury prone QB on a cheap rookie deal. Those circumstances may allow them to pay Foles $20 million for one more season.
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:26 PM
 
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The scenario I described above probably hinges on Foles taking the Eagles to the NFC championship game. If the Eagles go one and done they are probably less inclined to keep Foles at $20 million.
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:59 AM
 
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The overall situation in Philly is pretty unique though. I agree most teams either wouldn't be able to do it financially or wouldn't want to do it. I don't know the exact cap situation the eagles have for next season but Wentz only has a cap hit of 8.4 Million since he is still on his rookie deal. That is basically top level back up money. Eagles should be able to afford to take on Foles cap hit of 20.6 Million. The total between the two would add up to 29 Million. That's basically the cap hit of a Franchise QB. Rodgers 26.5 Million, Cousins 29 Million, Stafford 29.5 Million. the salaries are reversed for the roles. As long as the Eagles are okay with overpaying the back up it should work.

And here is why the Eagles may be okay with overpaying for the back up. You have to have serious reservations about Wentz's ability to stay healthy. He was injured in college. And now has a back injury. The knee wasn't so much of a concern because that is more of a freak injury and not necessarily something that is likely to happen again. And typically you don't have long lasting effects from a ACL. But the back is a completely different animal.

So in short, they have possibly an injury prone QB on a cheap rookie deal. Those circumstances may allow them to pay Foles $20 million for one more season.
Yeah that is possible, but would still be up to Foles though if he wanted to stay on a one year deal vs testing the market, there may never be a better time for him in terms of demand and quality landing spots though...

He can easily void the option if he chooses.
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Old 01-05-2019, 01:46 PM
 
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I say keep Nick Foles, sign him to a long term deal, and trade Wentz to the most desperate team in need of a QB -- and pocket about 3 number one draft picks and maybe 3 number 2's for him. Dallas traded Hershel Walker, picked up about 9 draft picks, and went on to win 3 super bowls in the 90's. Follow that playbook.
Lol. 3 number one picks? What kind of beer are you drinking?
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