Saturday’s news that the Philadelphia Eagles will choose up the $20 million alternative on quarterback Nick Foles and then try out to trade the veteran quarterback pretty considerably ensures Foles won’t be enjoying for the New York Giants next season.
From Tremendous Bowl Live: The #Eagles are predicted to choose up the $20M alternative for QB Nick Foles, resources say. Not a surprise, but an important piece. What takes place next will be intriguing. pic.twitter.com/FOpLeAhQu1
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 2, 2019
By creating this shift, the Eagles continue to keep Foles from heading directly to no cost company and give them selves an option to get one thing in return.
For each Ian Rapoport, Foles could exercise a $2 million buyout, but the Eagles could counter by employing the franchise tag on Foles and then continue to keeping his rights so they could then trade him. The Eagles would get only a compensatory choose if Foles went directly to no cost company.
As far as the Giants are worried, all of that usually means Foles is not coming to New York. The Eagles are almost certainly not investing Foles inside the NFC East, indicating the only way the Giants would have a chance at Foles — if they needed him — would be via no cost company.
That does not feel very likely to transpire.