That's why some believe if Foles does intend to become a free agent, that the Eagles should go the compensatory pick route instead because there's too many moving pieces for a tag-and-trade to get done.
The move was expected.
His best run, of course, came in 2017 when he propelled the Eagles to the postseason and led them to their first Super Bowl win in franchise history.
Foles' contract was structured in a way that he could void the option by paying the Eagles $2 million.
The drama has begun already, and the Philadelphia Eagles are trying to figure out what they are going to do with their backup quarterback, Nick Foles. He led Philadelphia to a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots the season before.
Knowing that they were going to go back to Wentz when he was healthy, the Eagles considered trading away Foles in 2018.
Jacksonville, which benched Blake Bortles last season and is expected to part ways with him in the offseason, was tabbed by some as a likely suitor for Foles after hiring John DeFilippo, a former Eagles quarterbacks coach, as its offensive coordinator.
Apparently, the Philadelphia Eagles are considering a franchise tag for Nick Foles in order to keep him away from the New York Giants. To trade Foles, the Eagles will have to place the franchise tag on him and he will have to sign it.
Could Foles stay in the NFC East?
It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Foles would be gone following the playoff loss, but that doesn't mean the team wants to play against him twice a year. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.
Wentz was described as "egotistical", "selfish" and "uncompromising" in the story, which cited more than a half-dozen players and other sources, all of whom were quoted anonymously.
"Carson Wentz's biggest enemy is Carson Wentz", a source said in the report.
There's just one problem with doing that: Foles would likely have to cooperate with the process.