Nick Foles Trade Rumors: Eagles Have Offer as Carson Wentz Expected to Be Ready

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistMarch 5, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles makes a catch for a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the second quarter of the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
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The Philadelphia Eagles have received at least one "respectable" trade offer for quarterback Nick Foles as they prepare for Carson Wentz's return in 2018.

Peter King of the MMQB reported it would take "at least" the first- and fourth-round picks the Eagles got for Sam Bradford in 2016 to acquire Foles, who led the franchise to its first Super Bowl win after Wentz went down with a torn ACL in the regular season.

King did not report which teams were interested in acquiring Foles, but odds are we'll have to wait until the free-agency process plays out.

There are a surprising number of starting-caliber quarterbacks hitting the open market this offseason, spearheaded by Kirk Cousins, AJ McCarron and Case Keenum. Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater are also free agents and have had enough success that they could take teams out of the trade market.

Foles, 29, has had a mixed bag of NFL success. He made the Pro Bowl in 2013 with the Eagles, throwing for 2,891 yards and 27 touchdowns against just two interceptions. In his five other seasons, Foles has thrown for 34 touchdowns against 27 interceptions. Subtracting the 2013 season, he has a career 14-15 record as a starter.

That said, one Super Bowl run can change perceptions fast. Foles threw for 971 yards and six touchdowns against one pick during Philly's three-game run in the postseason, including a 373-yard, three-touchdown outing in Super Bowl LII. He also became the first player in NFL history to catch and throw for a touchdown in the Super Bowl.

"He's amazing," tight end Zach Ertz told reporters. "The past three weeks, he's been playing out of his mind. People panicked when Carson [Wentz] went down. Nick, we had all the confidence in the world in him. He's a fantastic human, a fantastic player."

Foles has one year with a $4 million base salary remaining on his contract. The Eagles, in all likelihood, should look to move him this offseason while his value is at its highest—assuming they are fully confident in Wentz's recovery.

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