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
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Browns offered the No. 35 pick in last month's draft for Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles, but the Eagles turned it down, according to Michael Silver of NFL media. It was at least the second veteran quarterback the Browns tried to acquire before landing Tyrod Taylor from the Bills for a third-round pick, No. 65 overall. As reported in January, they also tried to trade for Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. They were one of about six teams interested in Smith before the Chiefs dealt him to the Redskins. At the time, Smith sarcastically told The Dan Patrick of playing for the Browns, "1-31 sounds just amazing.'' Shortly after the Browns traded for Taylor, Hue Jackson named him the starter and has not wavered from that stance despite the selection of Baker Mayfield No. 1. On Monday, Jackson referred to Mayfield as "as the future of this organization,'' but that he'll have to wait his turn behind Taylor. The Browns used the No. 35 pick on Georgia running back Nick Chubb. … [Read more...] about Browns tried to trade for Nick Foles, but Eagles turned down No. 35 pick, per report