PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — All signals issue to Nick Foles, the Tremendous Bowl LII MVP and folk hero in Philadelphia, enjoying in other places in 2019 in spite of the Eagles reportedly planning on franchise tagging the quarterback. The motive guiding the tag may well simply be from avoiding Foles from enjoying for the New York Giants.
According to FanSided’s Jason Cole, the Eagles imagine there’s a prospect the Giants would shift on from Eli Manning really should Foles strike the open up industry.
For every Cole, the Eagles’ greatest consideration as they make a decision whether they’ll location the franchise tag on Foles is avoiding the QB from enjoying with the Giants or in the NFC East. Washington also may well be searching for a quarterback.
Maintaining Foles from the division-rival New York Giants — assuming the Giants make a decision to shift on from Eli Manning — seems to be the greatest consideration as the Eagles toy with the idea of putting the franchise tag on him. According to two NFL sources, Eagles Typical Manager Howie Roseman is thinking about that idea soon after an exchange of moves that could probably leave Foles as the top totally free agent quarterback on the industry future thirty day period.
It really should be famous Giants head mentor Pat Shurmur has worked with Foles earlier, in 2013 and 2014, when Shurmur was the Eagles’ offensive coordinator.
On Tuesday, the Eagles picked up Foles’ $20 million possibility, but Foles knowledgeable the staff he’ll spend the $2 million to void the possibility. If the Eagles decide to franchise tag the quarterback, Foles would earn about $25 million in 2019.
That is a hefty rate tag for a backup quarterback. The Eagles are committed to Carson Wentz as their franchise quarterback, and maintaining Foles about one more 12 months may well not do the job as smoothly as it did the former two seasons.
There may well be some legality concerns if the Eagles franchise tag Foles with the intent of buying and selling him. For every ProFootballTalk, it would reportedly violate the CBA.
Next, Foles and his agents really should problem the franchise tag, if it is applied. Article 4, Area 8, subsection (b) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement states as follows: “A Club extending a Expected Tender ought to, for so extended as that Tender is prolonged, have a fantastic faith intention to use the participant acquiring the Tender at the Tender compensation level during the forthcoming year.” If the Eagles would simply be tagging Foles to trade him, Foles really should invoke this provision and combat the tag, by using an expedited grievance that would be resolved ahead of the begin of totally free company.
Nevertheless this plays out, Foles will more than probable be lining up less than center in other places in 2019 for the reason that franchise tagging him at $25 million doesn’t make sense.
And it seems if the Eagles have their way, Foles will not be a New York Big (or with Washington) future year.