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Nick Foles' Free-Agency: Eagles Could Use "Franchise Tag" To Gain Leverage

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NFL insiders Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen spoke at size this morning a couple of vary of football-related points (together with the Super Bowl) on the newest episode of ESPN Postseason NFL Countdown. Of curiosity to Philadelphia Eagles’ followers particularly, and different NFL franchises missing a bonafide beginning quarterback had been the rumors regarding Nick Foles future pursuits.

Schefter appears to assume the Philadelphia Eagles are leaning in the direction of placing the franchise tag on Foles, so as to management his motion. If they do not, they’ve one among two choices going into subsequent season: pay him large bucks if solely to supplant Carson Wentz of his beginning berth within the instant future. The different is simply as unappealing to diehard Eagle followers: permitting Nick Foles a deserved beginning berth someplace else. Notice how, inside the framework of the present Collective Bargaining Agreement, there may be merely to room to house both Nick Foles and Carson Wentz underneath one roof.

Chris Mortensen seconded Schefter’s notion by including his personal prediction as to what would transpire within the occasion of a franchise tender. “And the place he winds up, I feel what the Eagles wish to see is one thing develop with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a result of John DeFilippo is now down there because the offensive coordinator, Mortensen contended. “He was the Eagles’ quarterback coach a yr in the past once they gained the Super Bowl. But Foles is aware of, and his representatives, that it is a enterprise. He’s not going to play good with the Eagles.”

And in case you assume a situation through which the Eagles “franchise” Foles then commerce him to the Jaguars is unrealistic, contemplate this: The Pittsburgh Steelers are contemplating happening the identical route and utilizing the franchise tag on wantaway running back Le’Veon Bell. What would you do in case you had been within the Eagles’ precarious place?

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