Nick Foles may only have one real suitor
The Nick Foles sweepstakes may not rival Bryce Harper’s in length.
On the same day the Eagles announced their one-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback would become a free agent, the Giants and Raiders appeared to commit to their incumbent quarterbacks. And as the March 13 opening of free agency approaches, there may only be one true contender for Foles’ services.
That would be the Jaguars, according to Philly.com, which reported Jacksonville is expected to land the 30-year-old. As the Giants stick with Eli Manning, Tom Coughlin is ready to move on from Blake Bortles.
The market for Foles, coming off his second straight season of guiding the Eagles to the playoffs after Carson Wentz went down, has not been as promising as once expected. Oakland has said Derek Carr is a “franchise” quarterback. Denver opted to trade for Baltimore’s Joe Flacco to fill its hole at quarterback.
Still in play, at least theoretically, could be Washington and Miami. The Dolphins, however, have talked about a longer-term rebuilding process, and adding a veteran starting QB would make little sense. The Redskins are in a trickier spot, as they await word whether Alex Smith can return this season. They also reportedly have talked about Josh Rosen in a potential trade, as Arizona may shop last year’s first-round pick if it decides to go with Kyler Murray in the draft.
Absent a bidding war, Foles may not get the payday he was seeking. But he will finally get to lead a team from the get-go.
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