Nick Foles Voids Option, Set to Become Free Agent
Saturday night, NFL Network insider Ian Rappaport reported that the Philadelphia Eagles planned to pick up Super Bowl 52 MVP Nick Foles’ $20 million contract option. Foles surely would not mind making $20 million next year backing up Carson Wentz, but instead he has decided to pay the Eagles $2 million to void the option, making him a free agent.
The Eagles still have the option to franchise the quarterback from the University of Arizona, but that would cost them around $25 million. It is obvious that if they do franchise Foles it would be to try and pursue a trade, but who knows what Philly’s plan is.
I expect that Foles is going to hit the free agent market. I doubt the Eagles franchise him just based on the principle that, if they are unable to find a trade partner willing to meet their asking price, paying that much for a backup is ludicrous.
I already posted about Foles’ best fit, and I think that he will end up in that spot, especially if he hits the open market. But regardless of where he ends up, Foles will always be a Philly legend as he was an integral part of bringing the Lombardi trophy to the city in 2018.
-Jarrod Ribaudo (@Jribs53)
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