Nick Foles is fresh off a magical Super Bowl run with the Philadelphia Eagles, Foles played his balls off in the Super Bowl going step for step with Brady. Foles finished the game 28-43, for 373 YDS, with 3 TD, 1 INT, and a receiving TD! That performance also got Foles the Super Bowl MVP, once the confetti settles the Eagles have a tough choice to make, keep Foles who has one more year on his contract as a backup to Carson Wentz or trade Foles while his value is at an all-time high. The only thing I can see stopping a trade from happening would be a set back in Wentz’s rehab, so they hold on to Foles just in case Wentz can’t go. I don’t see that happening, so let’s take a look at the top landing sports for Nick.
It’s no secret that the Broncos future at QB is bleak with 2015 first round pick Paxton Lynch looking like a complete injury prone dud, it wouldn’t shock me if Elway goes after Foles. Foles will also be a heck of a lot cheaper than Cousins and can at least be a stop gap for Lynch to get himself right or help groom a new young QB. Denver is also shopping CB Aqib Talib so I could see Talib and a 3rd for Foles and a 5th totally going through and it helps both teams. Denver gets their QB and the Eagles get a huge boost to their weakest unit as they look to repeat as champs.
The Bills making it to the playoffs this year was a huge step for the franchise because not only did it restore faith in Buffalo but it broke the longest active playoff drought in the NFL. The Bills didn’t make the playoffs because of Tyrod Taylor, and the 100% didn’t make it because of Nathan Peterman, but the Bills lost their playoff game against the Jags because of their QB play. The Bills need a QB; they have a really good defense who thrives off turnovers and a great run game led by LeSean McCoy. Plug in Nick Foles, and you got yourself a pretty good team to try and make a run. Oh and Foles beat Brady on the biggest stage, now he’ll have a chance to beat him twice a year!
New York Jets
Whenever you talk about a QB going to a new team almost every time you can bring up the Jets, The Jets got unexpectedly good play out of Josh McCown this year, but I don’t think they’re falling for that again after what happened with Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Jets have a lot of young pieces and the 6th overall pick in this year’s draft if they can trade a second round pick for Foles and trade down in the draft to get more picks and fill some gaps they too can become competitive. In my opinion, it depends on what the price tag is for Foles if they have to give up a first round pick I don’t think they should do that, but if it’s only a 2nd or higher than why not pull the trigger.
The Cardinals should be in win-now mode as Larry Fitzgerald continues to defy logic, their defense is in the primes of their career, and they get David Johnson back from injury. The Cardinals are in the market for a QB; I don’t think they believe in Drew Stanton as anything more than a backup and new coach Steve Wilks will be looking to have “his guy.” Usually, with a veteran team like this, they will opt to trade or sign a vet QB instead of drafting a young kid out of the draft and hoping he performs. Foles could step right in and lead the Cardinals to the playoffs; it will be interesting to see what they do.
I always like to bring in a dark horse team for situations like this, many of you are probably like why would the Ravens go after Foles? I’ll tell you why Joe Flacco SUCKS!!!!! Flacco is coming off another atrocious year, and the Ravens still almost made the playoffs. The Ravens are built to win now their defense is littered with veteran players and the only thing holding them back is the lack of production out of the QB position. It wouldn’t shock me to see the Ravens go out and acquire Foles and take a couple more shots at the Super Bowl before this roster has to be rebuilt.