Eagles Expected To Pick Up Nick Foles' $20 Million Option

Report Eagles expected to pick up Nick Foles $20M contract option

Report Eagles expected to pick up Nick Foles $20M contract option

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.

Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedExField on December 30, 2018 in Landover, Maryland.

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.

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