Nick Foles is free. Where will we see him next?
The Super Bowl LII MVP is officially a free agent after Philadelphia Eagles Executive VP How Roseman told reporters that the team will not place a franchise tag on Foles.
“We’ve spent a lot of time discussing this internally and with him,” Roseman said, “and we’ve decided to let Nick [Foles] become a free agent.”
It’s clear that it was not an easy decision for the organization to pick between Foles and Carson Wentz.
“It’s hard when you have someone who’s incredibly available to your organization at the most important position in sports,” Roseman told reporters. “And at the same time, we’ve had incredible success with him when he’s had to play. Four playoff wins over the last two years. Great teammate. Huge resource for Carson [Wentz] and Nate Sudfeld, as well.
“But at the same time, he deserves an opportunity to lead a team. It’s a goal of his to lead another team and lead another locker room.”
“Nick and I got a lot of history together. All the way back to when we drafted him when I was on coach [Andy] Reid’s staff here in Philly,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said of Foles. “We had conversations obviously at the end of the season and he knew where I stood and how I felt about him. But at the same time he was a tremendous, obviously, a huge part of our success these last two years. But again, a lot like Carson’s case, he was one piece of the puzzle. It’s an opportunity now as Howie mentioned to become a starter in this league. And he’s very capable of doing that. I’m excited for his future.”
— Dave Spadaro (@EaglesInsider) February 27, 2019