But the Eagles couldn't hold on to Foles as a backup forever.
Nick Foles is finished in Philly. They counted on Blake Bortles to deliver, but he did not live up to hopes.
Although days remain before free agency officially opens, the market beyond Jacksonville has not materialized for Foles, Bowen reported, and the two parties have been working on the structure of a contract, according to the Inquirer's Jeff McLane. The Eagles announced last week that they would not use the franchise tag on Foles and instead let him hit free agency.
Yesterday, Bleacher Report senior writer Master Tesfatsion tweeted that the two most likely quarterbacks for the Jaguars in 2019 are Foles and Oakland Raiders starter Derek Carr, who could be available for trade if Jon Gruden's rebuild includes a new quarterback in this year's draft.
- Free-agent quarterback Nick Foles is expected to sign a multiyear contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars as early as next week. Spelling the injured Carson Wentz, Foles has led the Eagles into the playoffs in consecutive seasons and was the MVP in Super Bowl LII when the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots for their first ever title. The quarterback they won the Super Bowl with wasn't the one they had planned to build around for their future. This past year, he helped the team make the playoffs again - where they scored an upset against the Chicago Bears. We thought that Nate Sudfeld would automatically win over the job, but apparently the Eagles want to keep him honest.