I had to get off the treadmill to write this one. I’ve been putting in some work lately because someone called me “chubby” the other day in the comments section and I was rattled by it.
Anyway, there has been some speculation in recent days that the Eagles are considering simply letting Nick Foles walk into free agency unobstructed by failing to pick up the team’s 2019 option. According to Ian Rapoport, that’s not going to happen:
From Super Bowl Live: The #Eagles are expected to pick up the $20M option for QB Nick Foles, sources say. Not a surprise, but an important piece. What happens next will be intriguing. pic.twitter.com/FOpLeAhQu1
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 2, 2019
The move does not mean that Foles will play for the Eagles next season. In fact, that outcome remains very unlikely. Rapoport notes that Foles is expected to pay the Eagles $2 million to temporarily buy his way into free agency, but it remains to be seen if the team will attempt to franchise tag the Super Bowl 52 MVP in order to ultimately work out a trade. There’s still quite a bit to sort out.
At the very least, the move signals the Eagles don’t simply plan to let Foles walk away without any compensation.
Sources: Eagles expected to use their franchise tag on Nick Foles, then try to trade him for a third-round pick, per league sources.https://t.co/uPKcMmEcfh
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 2, 2019
Personally, I hope he gets what he wants out of this process in the long run, unless, of course, he wants to play with the Giants or Redskins. I’m totally out on that.
OK. Back to the treadmill.