AP Published 1:48 PM EST Feb 27, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman says the team will not use its franchise tag on quarterback Nick Foles and instead will let him become a free agent. Roseman told reporters Wednesday in Indianapolis the decision came after Foles expressed his desire to become a starter during a recent meeting. Foles was Carson Wentz's backup each of the past two seasons but finished both seasons as the starter. He was the Super Bowl MVP after leading the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960 last February. This year, the defending champs lost in the divisional round. Roseman said the Eagles were "fortunate" to have a top-15 quarterback mentoring Wentz. Foles was a third-round draft pick in 2012. … [Read more...] about Nick Foles: Philadelphia Eagles QB to become free agent.
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“Again?!”It’s a good question that is certainly floating around the minds of many in the football world and beyond after Nick Foles once again led the Philadelphia Eagles to an unlikely playoff victory. This time, it was a 16-15 last-second win over the Chicago Bears that featured the “double doink” heard ’round the world.And it’s a question that’s being asked on the quarterback’s fifth appearance on the Sports Illustrated cover, one of the most prominent spaces in sports media.Again in 2018, Philly called on its modest (but statistically mind-blowing) backup QB to save the season. Nick Foles and the Super Bowl champs are, justifiably, loaded with confidence. After all, they’ve seen it before (by @GregBishopSI & @Ben_Baskin) https://t.co/IXPogSc8Ih pic.twitter.com/j5xjntEFAi— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 8, 2019 The accompanying story is written by SI’s Greg Bishop — who also wrote the cover story … [Read more...] about ‘Again?!’: Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles return to Sports Illustrated cover after Chicago Bears win
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles were finished stretching on the fields at the NovaCare Complex on Wednesday, and they gathered in an end zone in their traditional pre-practice huddle. Usually, quarterback Carson Wentz or another team leader says a few words before the players scatter for the individual period of practice.But Wednesday, Wentz wasn’t on the practice field for the first time this season. He missed practice because of a back injury — later reported to be a fractured vertebra — which left a leadership void on the Eagles before the session.A chorus of Eagles, though, knew who they wanted to step into Wentz’s shoes in that particular moment: Backup Nick Foles. He gathered the team, said some words with encouragement from his teammates and then practice — and potentially the rest of the season — with Wentz began.“Guys just kind of shout who they want to have kind of break the team down to start practice, and I saw Nick, I … [Read more...] about ‘He’s just been himself. He’s been Nick Foles’: Philadelphia Eagles adjust to another quarterback change
Nick Foles NFL player Nick Foles, of the Philadelphia Eagles accepts the award for best championship performance in Super Bowl LII at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP) By Daniel Gallen | [email protected] Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles accepts the award for best championship performance, in Super Bowl 52, at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP) … [Read more...] about ESPY Awards 2018: Nick Foles’ speech, Eagles’ red carpet looks, more
Carson Wentz and Nick Foles are in demand. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks rank in the top six for jersey sales for the period covering April 1 through June 23, according to NFL Shop. There are plenty of anomalies with Wentz and Foles in their roles on the Eagles. The Super Bowl MVP might be a backup this fall. And now there's a backup quarterback in Foles whose jersey is the sixth-best seller in the entire NFL. Wentz checks in at No. 3. A little bit lower, tight end Zach Ertz as the 19th-best seller. Wentz is looking up at former Penn State star and New York Giants rookie Saquon Barkley as the top seller, and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is No. 2. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Cleveland Browns rookie Baker Mayfield and sandwiched between Wentz and Foles at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively. The Eagles are tied with the Dallas Cowboys for most sellers in the top 24. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Ezekiel Elliott and recently … [Read more...] about Carson Wentz, Nick Foles rank in top 6 of NFL jersey sales; Philadelphia Eagles have 3 in top 20