Eagles: Not bringing Nick Foles back was the right decision

Head over to foco.com to get your hands on some fresh Eagles gear for the summer. From limited time bobbleheads, to sleek apparel for every major Philly sports team, FOCO has a wide selection of items to fit anyone’s taste. Use promo code FULLSCALE15 at check out to get 15% off all in stock items!

With excitement for the 2022 season growing, Eagles fans received another interesting tidbit of news over the weekend about a possible offseason acquisition. Though it would have been a pretty familiar face.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that Philly was in talks with none other than Super Bowl 52 MVP Nick Foles for a possible reunion before he opted to join Frank Reich in Indianapolis.

This would have been the icing on the cake for this offseason. I mean, this team already has Super Bowl aspirations. Capping off an exhilarating offseason by signing a Philadelphia folk hero would have thrown this fanbase into a state of hysteria.

But, Foles is back with Reich, and the Eagles made the correct decision here.

Adam Schefter essentially confirmed that it was the Eagles brass, not Nick Foles, who opted to pull out of contract talks. When speaking on 97.5 The Fanatic Wednesday morning, this is what Schefter had to say:

I actually think, when it comes to Nick Foles, it was more of him wanting to come to Philadelphia and the Eagles not necessarily having a spot for him, as much as they like and respect him. I think it was more that way than it was the other way.

That may shock some Eagles fans, but it all checks out.

Philly already has a crowded quarterback room. Jalen Hurts is the starter, Gardner Minshew will only account for $2.5M against the cap as his backup, and Reid Sinnett/Carson Strong will compete for the third and final roster spot at the position. There’s simply no need to add another signal caller to the fray.

We don’t know the details of Foles’ contract just yet, other than the fact he’ll earn around $2.5M this year. He would have been a cheap, reliable option to be sure, but the team already has that in Minshew. And Minshew already has some continuity with Nick Sirianni’s offense. Plus, he’s only 26 years old, whereas Foles is 33 and on the final legs of his career.

Sure, bringing Foles back would have made for a great story. But from a football perspective, it wouldn’t have made any sense at all.

Sixers Free Agency latest, James Harden's discount, Anticipated PJ Tucker signing, Potential BAE targets, Roster update The Pulse of the City Pod

Brian and Ryan react to James Harden's decision to decline his player option and re-sign on a cheaper contract; a move that paves the way for the Sixers to sign PJ Tucker with the non-taxpayer MLE. Where does the roster stand after these anticipated moves? What could Morey use the newly-accessible Bi-annual Exception ($4.1 mil.) for–MLE leftovers, preferred vet mins, or a backup five? 
  1. Sixers Free Agency latest, James Harden's discount, Anticipated PJ Tucker signing, Potential BAE targets, Roster update
  2. Sixers update, De'Anthony Melton trade, Free Agency primer, Bleak MLE options, Bryce Harper's injury
  3. Sixers Draft primer, Morey looking to trade, Realistic targets/dream prospects at 23rd overall
  4. Eagles sign Jacquiski Tartt, Thoughts on new font logo, Phillies continue good vibes
  5. Phillies continue to roll, Rob Thompson culture, Bullpen struggles, NBA Finals update, Celtics' choke job

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: