If Nick Foles does fly the coop from Philadelphia this offseason, the Eagles will do their best to get something back in return.
While speaking to the media, Eagles executive VP of football operations Howie Roseman said the team would be doing “what’s best for our football team” when it comes to their backup quarterback.
That could include signing Foles to a hefty contract extension to keep him backing up oft-injured starting QB Carson Wentz, but more than likely means the team will try to trade Foles or place the franchise tag on him and then trade him.
A third option, letting Foles walk as a free agent, is on the table but, since that would not be in Philly’s best interests, that seems unlikely to happen.
“There is also a respect factor for guys that have done a lot for us and been part of it,” Roseman said. “We try to factor that in as well, but the bottom line is we have to do what’s best for our football team to help us win games going forward. I don’t know a team that wouldn’t want to have Nick Foles on their roster.”
If the team does apply the franchise tag with the intention of trading Foles, he likely won’t complain too much as it should be somewhere within the range of $25 million next season.