Eagles: Not bringing Nick Foles back was the right decision

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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.

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