QB Nick Foles - Philadelphia Eagles
|6-5, 243||Born: 1-20-1989||College: Arizona||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2012|
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General News (Sat Feb 2): Foles' $20 million option for 2019 is expected to be picked up by the Eagles this offseason, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Foles is expected to be involved in trade talks after the Eagles pick up his option. The Oakland Raiders are a potential fit, in the opinion of 94WIP Radio's Elliott Shorr-Parks. New general manager Mike Mayock has already said Foles is a franchise quarterback, although Derek Carr is in the midst of a five-year, $125 million contract.
General News (Thu Jan 31): is likely to part ways with the team this offseason, and some current teammates are concerned about some of his potential landing spots. "I would hate to see him with the Giants just because I hate playing my friends, and if I end up back in Philly I'd have to play him twice a year," Eagles defensive end Chris Long told NJ Advance Media. "But I think whoever gets him is going to be very lucky. He's a leader. He's a franchise-type quarterback. The tough thing is we have another franchise quarterback, a guy who is homegrown and is going to be a great player for a long time to come."
General News (Tue Jan 29): is expected to be released this offseason as there is not enough salary cap space for a franchise tag or a trade. Foles carries a cap hit of over $20 million. If Foles is released, the Eagles would be compensated with a third-round draft pick in 2020.
General News (Wed Jan 23): would be eligible to be franchise or transition tagged and then traded if the team decides not to pick up his option, which ESPN's Chris Mortensen believes is a possibility as doing so would allow the Eagles to influence Foles' destination.
General News (Mon Jan 21): could receive interest from the Denver Broncos this offseason, in the opinion of 9News.com's Mike Klis.
Week 21: bye week
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Nick Foles's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 19 vs NO (18 / 31 / 201 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 0 / 1 rush)
Foles got off to an electric start, posting a 14-point first-quarter lead in New Orleans. However, the Saints defense tightened and each window shrunk for Nick Foles over the final three quarters, holding Philadelphia scoreless. Foles underthrew one of his interceptions, a deep contested target to Zach Ertz. His other turnover, however, was an overt game-altering drop by Alshon Jeffery in the closing minutes to end the Eagles' season. Foles' best throws were floating passes into small windows, giving his targets a chance to make a play. Foles also added a Drew Brees-like goal line sneak touchdown, stretching the ball over the goal line. Foles has an option on his contract for 2019, but with the Eagles' cap situation, rostering both Foles and Carson Wentz is a tricky on-paper endeavor for team building. Foles has resurrected his career between the last two postseasons for future starting opportunities, in Philadelphia or not.
2018 Week 18 vs CHI (25 / 40 / 266 / 2 / 2 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Foles found his postseason magic in the wildcard win at Chicago. Foles had two regrettable throws, both interceptions into tight coverage, but otherwise played a smart game including a host of clutch deliveries. Foles was at his best with intermediate and deep passes against the Bears, especially showing outstanding touch on a 25-yard floating pass to Golden Tate on a third down. Foles' made multiple plus throws on the ultimate game-winning touchdown drive in the closing minutes, including the fourth-and-goal out route to Tate at the pylon.
2018 Week 17 vs WAS (28 / 33 / 221 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
After a couple of errant early throws, including an interception and near turnover on another deep pass, Foles turned white hot against Washington with 25 straight completions and a comfortable victory. Foles converted two short-yardage sneaks on his rushing docket and his passing performance was highlighted by a perfect over-the-shoulder connection to Alshon Jeffery on third down. Foles faced a toothless opponents this week with minimal scoreboard pressure all game, but heads into the postseason with a preseason-like tune-up under his belt.
2018 Week 16 vs HOU (35 / 49 / 471 / 4 / 1 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Without much of a run game, Foles put the Eagles offensive on his shoulders with 49 passes and more than 450 yards in the critical home win over Houston. Foles had two turnovers, including an ugly interception and losing a fumble near his own end zone. However, Foles was at his best in the closing minutes with a perfect deep throw to Nelson Agholor for a long touchdown in a tie game and on-point to Alshon Jeffery down the seam, absorbing a huge hit in the process. Foles missed time from the hit but returned to complete the comeback drive and game-winning drive.
2018 Week 15 vs LAR (24 / 31 / 270 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
Foles is back leading the Eagles offense with Carson Wentz's latest injury. Foles not only filled in admirably but was a driving force behind the Eagles' road win against the Rams. Foles was bold in his decision making and connected on critical downfield passes. Foles was not without his mistakes, however, adding a momentum-shifting interception in the fourth quarter to allow the Rams back in the game and nearly throwing two other interceptions earlier in the game. Foles also overthrew Zach Ertz on a wide open touchdown opportunity. Foles showed a quality rapport with Alshon Jeffery as more than half of Foles' yardage was through Jeffery and Foles had a bold confidence in targeting Jeffery in contested situations.
2018 Week 2 vs TB (35 / 48 / 334 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 8 / 0 rush)
In what set up as a get well game against the Buccaneers on paper turned into a road loss despite the Eagles' offense playing better than a week ago. Foles took a number of hits in the first half, both as a passer and uncharacteristically as a runner. Foles added a third down scramble, absorbing a huge hit to convert. Despite being down by 20 points by the mid-third quarter, Foles had highlight throws already in the game, including a deep out to Nelson Agholor on third-and-long and a Zach Ertz high-point play late in the first half. In overall trend was facing too many long-yardage situations and lacking a run game presence as the deficit extended in the second half. Foles was a contributing factor to the comeback, however, with extending plays for big gains. Specifically, Foles eluded pressure and found ancillary tight end Joshua Perkins deep to move into field goal range and later a highlight reel throw-and-catch to Nelson Agholor on a well-covered corner route on fourth-and-goal in the end zone for the Eagles to stay in the game. After a concerning Week 1, Nick Foles rebounded with a solid game, his last before Carson Wentz returns to the lineup.
2018 Week 1 vs ATL (19 / 34 / 117 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
With Carson Wentz still recovering from his knee injury, Nick Foles drew the start to open the Eagles' season against Atlanta. There was a clear game plan for conservative play calling. It was a clunky start for Foles and the passing game with two empty drives including a bobbled snap which thwarted a third down attempt. Without Alshon Jeffery, an occasional deep shot to Mike Wallace was the lone opportunity down the field for Foles. In terms of accuracy, Foles was off-target often this week, highlighted by missing a wide open Zach Ertz on a third down out route and being late on a deep crossing route, which should have been an interception if not for a drop from the defensive back. Foles highlight recalled a moment from their Super Bowl victory, the 'Philly Special', as Foles caught a third down pass from Nelson Agholor on a reverse to convert.
Latest NewsEagles | Nick Foles unlikely for Philly backup spot (Thu Feb 14, 07:52 PM) - Free-agent QB Nick Foles (Eagles) is not expected to return to the Philadelphia Eagles as the backup to Carson Wentz. Our View: Zero surprise here. Foles wants to be a starter and that isn't going to happen in Philly with Wentz pegged as their franchise quarterback.
link to story Giants | Nick Foles interested in Giants? (Thu Feb 14, 07:46 PM) - Free-agent QB Nick Foles (Eagles) is expected to 'keep tabs on' the New York Giants this offseason, according to NJ.com's Zack Rosenblatt. Our View: This Foles situation is one of the biggest out there this offseason in the NFL. The Eagles may franchise tag him to control his destination and get compensation for the veteran quarterback. A source with knowledge of Foles' thinking said the former Super Bowl MVP would 'probably' be interested in starting for the Giants if they were to release QB Eli Manning.
link to story Jaguars | Nick Foles has mutual JAX interest (Thu Feb 14, 10:57 AM) - Free-agent QB Nick Foles (Eagles) has mutual interest in the Jacksonville Jaguars. Our View: The Jaguars need a starting quarterback to replace Blake Bortles. Foles could be that guy as they want to win with defense and a strong rushing attack. We'll see if the Eagles let Foles go without getting compensation for him. Foles is set to be a free agent but the Eagles could franchise tag him in an effort to get something for him and control his destination. The deadline to franchise tag a player is March 5th. Stay tuned.
link to story Broncos | Denver checked in on Nick Foles (Wed Feb 13, 10:15 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles was a player that the Denver Broncos checked in on before they agreed to acquire Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco. Our View: The Broncos felt it would take too much to acquire Foles. Not only in compensation to the Eagles, but also in terms of contract dollars and length. Foles is set to be a free agent but the Eagles could still franchise tag him in an effort to control his landing spot.
link to story Eagles | Nick Foles now a free agent (Tue Feb 5, 09:46 PM) - Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles declined his $20 million option by exercising a $2 million buyout and will become a free agent. Our View: Foles is a free agent...for now. We'll see if the Eagles actually slap the franchise tag on Foles so they can try to trade him and control his landing spot. Foles will be starting somewhere else in 2019 (most likely).
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