The Philadelphia Eagles suffered an uncharacteristically bad loss against the Cleveland Browns, even by preseason standards, falling to the team 5-0.
Much of what happened came courtesy of Nick Foles, who threw for just 127 yards and two interceptions. He also tripped in his own end zone, allowing Myles Garrett to corner him for a safety.
Sure, Nick Foles can win you a Super Bowl, but if you want to win the 3rd pre-season game of the year, he's not your guy.— Jeff Fink (@jfink69) August 24, 2018
Other than the game just being a horrendous display from both teams, we also learned one very hard truth; the Eagles need Carson Wentz back more than they realize.
They may be the deepest team in the league, but the guy who led Philly to a Super Bowl win has failed to show up so far. In two preseason appearances, Foles has completed just 16 of his 26 passes for 171 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.
The worst part here is that the Eagles may have officially missed a golden opportunity to trade Foles for something to make their team even deeper and more sustainable for the future.
Now they might be stuck with a guy who's headed for another slump.
Not trading Nick Foles this offseason was malpractice.— Jack Fritz (@JackFritzWIP) August 24, 2018
The Eagles could have made themselves the next great dynasty in the NFL by trading Foles. However, they'll just have to work with what they've got for the foreseeable future.
Philly will always love Foles for helping the team capture its first Super Bowl, but it's clear now more than ever Wentz needs to return ASAP.