The Eagles' find themselves in a unique situation entering 2018. With free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins hoping to get a contract in the range of $30 million a year, the Eagles have both an MVP candidate and the reigning Super Bowl MVP at quarterback for a combined $15 against the cap.
With Carson Wentz on the roster for presumably the long-term future, rumors circulated quickly this offseason that the Eagles could trade QB Nick Foles.
The Nick Foles trade market: Where he could land and chances Eagles deal him https://t.co/sDiT3gpyHO— Mark Higbee (@MarkHigbee) March 3, 2018
However, with Wentz's ACL injury still an issue and the likelihood of the North Dakota State product being ready for Week 1 being slim, the Eagles have no reason to trade Foles. Set to make just $7.6 million in 2018, Foles is an invaluable player for Philadelphia.
Completing 73% of passes in the postseason for almost 325 passing yards a game, Foles easily proved that he can succeed in relief of Wentz and is the best option for Philadelphia at the backup QB position.
2) An NFL QB coach told us that it’s not even a question that he’d rather have Nick Foles over AJ McCarron.— RosterWatch (@RosterWatch) March 4, 2018
Would teams be willing to trade for the 2013 Pro Bowler? Most definitely, but the Eagles will not accept any offer for Foles. No Super Bowl MVP quarterback has ever been traded the offseason after winning a ring, and Philadelphia GM Howie Roseman has no reason to make Foles the first.
Unless a team approaches Philadelphia with an absurdly one-sided offer, expect to see Foles under center in green on Week 1. Hew may also be under center.