For a guy who was on the verge of being out of the NFL a couple seasons ago, Nick Foles is about to become one of the league’s most wanted men.
Foles, suiting up Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles’ final regular-season game, is not expected to remain with Philadelphia next year, per a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. If he’s available, he’ll instantly rocket to the top of many teams’ quarterback wish lists, alongside fellow veteran and Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco.
Foles, per Rapoport, believes he can return to being a full-time starter in the NFL, and won’t have that opportunity in Philadelphia once Carson Wentz returns from an injured back. Certainly, Philadelphia could carry both players — their combined salary of $29 million is still less than, say, Aaron Rodgers or Matt Ryan are slated to make alone next year — but Foles believes he’d have the opportunity to cash in on a much longer deal than the one-year option Philadelphia currently holds.