Trade rumors surrounding Nick Foles are beginning to stir the pot as the NFL awaits Super Bowl LIII.
After news about a rumored franchise tag on Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles reportedly prefer to trade Foles to the Jacksonville Jaguars for the sole reason that they're not in the NFC East. The Eagles' goal is to keep Foles far away from their division and find a potential suitor that also is an attractive spot for their star quarterback.
The Jaguars are in desperate need of a starting quarterback and they fit the bill for all the Eagles requirements of a potential suitor.
Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen both provided insight on Foles' situation on NFL Countdown on Sunday morning. Schefter believes that the Eagles will use the franchise tag and the $20 million option on Foles, thus limiting his potential trade suitors.
Both the New York Giants and Washington Redskins have expressed interest in Foles, but it appears that the Eagles are attempting to keep him far away from their divisional rivals.
While the Eagles want to deal Foles to the Jags, he may not actually be the best fit for the team.
The Foles situation will undoubtedly pick up traction following the Super Bowl. It'll be interesting to see where the Eagles want him to land versus where Foles actually wants to play.