By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Eagles will not use the franchise tag on quarterback Nick Foles. He will now become a free agent.
When the Eagles picked up his option, Foles elected to pay the team $2 million to get out of the $20 million option. The belief was that the Eagles would then franchise Foles and attempt to trade him.
With limited suitors looking for a quarterback, it would have been tough to deal him with the franchise tag. Now, they’re just letting him walk without receiving any compensation.
Foles was a successful starter in his second stint with the team. Since the 2017 season, after initially backing up Carson Wentz, he went 6-2 in eight starts.
He will also be forever in the Eagles fans hearts, as he guided the team to their first-ever Super Bowl won in February 2018. The Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII in February 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The 30-year-old Austin, Texas native spent the last two seasons with the Eagles. He has spent five seasons of his seven-year career in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This season, he made five regular season starts for the team. He went 4-1 in those contests.
Foles went 141 of 195 for 1,413 yards. He also had seven touchdowns and four interceptions.
In two playoff games, he went 1-1. In those contests, he went 43 of 71 for 467 yards. He also had three touchdowns and four interceptions.
In his career, he has appeared in 54 games with 44 starts. He has a 26-18 record. He has gone 974 of 1,581 for 11,165 yards with 68 touchdowns and 33 interceptions.
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