Blake Bortles, the former Central Florida University star and current quarterback of the Jaguars is not expected to be a part of the team's long-term plans, enabling Jacksonville to find a new leader behind center.
What they do after that is where things get interesting.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says it's not a surprise the Birds are going to pick up the option, but it is an important step. The story also indicates that the Eagles will exercise the $20 million option in Foles' contract.
Schefter reported that the Eagles are seeking around a third-round pick for Foles and that teams have already inquired about trading for him.
What are the Eagles' options now?
That would put Foles in line to become a free agent, but the Eagles could further complicate that by using the franchise tag on Foles. According to Rapoport's source, that's what might end up happening, since there's a good chance that Foles could see a lot more than $20 million on the free agency market. "If they tagged him, he of course would sign it right away and then potentially work with the Eagles on a solution to settle on a team that they would all agree with". Carson Wentz is the future at the position, and Foles wants one last shot at starting.