But now we do know what at least one offer for Foles looked like. It’s unclear if this is related to the King report, but Geoff Mosher of FanRag Sports reports an AFC team offered the Eagles a second-round pick in exchange for Philadelphia’s Super Bowl MVP quarterback.
This narrows it down to half the league. Of those 16 teams, five could reasonably be looking for a new starter: the Bills, Dolphins, Jets, Broncos, and Browns. Of those five teams, the Bills, Jets, and Browns own more than one second-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft. So maybe it’s one of them.
The Eagles did not rule out trading Foles at the 2018 NFL Combine last week. When asked about the possibility, Howie Roseman gave a stock answer: “Our intention is to keep all of our good players.” That’s a far cry from: “We are not trading him.”
The Eagles aren’t rushing to accept a second-round pick for Foles. If that was the case, we probably would’ve heard of a done deal by now. Roseman might be holding out for hopes of getting more. He might just keep Foles as Carson Wentz’s backup if he doesn’t get the offer he likes.
I’ve been saying all along that I think a fair offer for Foles is a second-round pick plus something else. So, maybe a second and a fourth. Or a second and a starting linebacker (especially with word that Nigel Bradham could be moving on). I think something like that would be a worthwhile offer for the Eagles given their dire cap situation and dearth of draft picks.
Roseman could very well be shooting for at least one first-round pick, especially after getting a first and fourth for Sam Bradford in 2016. That was an entirely different situation, of course, but the moral of the story is that Roseman aims high, as he should.
It’ll be interesting to see what the Eagles decide to do. I’d wager we’re bound to see a lot more offseason reports like these ones from King and Mosher.
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