Are you ready to see the most ridiculous Nick Foles trade proposal that’s ever been proposed by some kind of prominent media outlet?
The folks at Good Morning Football were doing a mock draft simulation for the New York Jets when THIS offer was brought up.
Ready for a blockbuster @NFLDraft trade idea?— NFL (@NFL) April 9, 2018
Jets would receive: QB Nick Foles
Eagles would receive:
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So the Eagles would receive the No. 3 overall pick while the Jets would receive Foles and No. 32 overall.
My thoughts: Lol.
Obviously this trade proposal isn’t meant to be a totally serious thing as much as it’s just making for discussion on a television show. But this deal isn’t even close to being realistic.
The Jets only have the No. 3 overall pick because they traded with the Colts to get it. New York surrendered the following assets to jump up three spots this year: No. 6 overall, No. 37 overall, No. 49 overall, and a 2019 second-round pick. Based on the NFL draft pick value chart, this equates to about 2,955 points. For reference, the No. 1 overall pick is worth 3,000 points.
If the Jets gave up the No. 3 pick for Foles and No. 32, that would be a total difference of 1,610 points. That’s essentially saying Foles is worth No. 6 overall straight up.
But the Jets didn’t own No. 3 to begin with, so you have to factor in their trade with the Colts as well. If you do that, they’d be giving up a total of 5,155 points in exchange for Foles and 590 points. That’s essentially saying Foles is worth No. 1 and No. 6 overall, which is ridiculous!
If the Jets really wanted to trade for Foles, they wouldn’t have made their deal with the Colts. And there was no good to give up those kind of assets for a 29-year-old quarterback who is playing on the last year of his contract when you can draft a young passer who will be on a much more affordable deal for at least three seasons, if not more.
In short, this entire thing was a waste of time.
But it is at least a little fun to think about who the Eagles would draft if they did have the No. 3 pick. Saquon Barkley is probably the obvious pick for most. What if he was off the board? Bradley Chubb? Quenton Nelson? Someone else? Trade back down a little?