Previously this 7 days I tweeted out that we would get a additional crystal clear response on what the Jacksonville Jaguars were being very likely likely to do at the quarterback placement, how a lot serious fascination there is on Foles and what the over-all sector for Foles is likely to be. Right after the information that the Philadelphia Eagles would not be tagging Foles, it seems like they selected not to do so for the reason that following the Denver Broncos traded for Joe Flacco, the sector for Foles quickly dried up.
As Rapoport states in the movie over, after the Broncos designed the Flacco trade and the Jaguars mentioned “no thanks” to investing everything for Foles the Eagles determined not to franchise tag him. Couple that with the New York Giants generating a pseudo-commitment to Eli Manning for 2019, the Oakland Raiders glowingly conversing about Derek Carr and the general thought that the Miami Dolphins are likely to just strip everything down and tank, the likely sector for Nick Foles in no cost agency seemingly went dry.
It’s left with the Jaguars and… Washington? I guess?
The challenge with the latter is that even with the Alex Smith harm very likely retaining him out of soccer in 2019, Washington is even now on the hook for a substantial chunk of his wage and unable to move on without the need of feeding on a catastrophic useless cash strike… I’d be stunned if Washington genuinely went following Foles unless Smith determined to retire from soccer.
This additional than very likely means the fear of Foles costing $20 million + for each calendar year is gone, for the reason that the negotiating energy is very likely gone with not many groups in the sector.
Now, could other groups determine to move on and pursue Foles? Certain, on the other hand based on how it looks suitable now, the sector is useless and the Jaguars could be in the driver’s seat for the cost issue if Foles is who they’re targeting. If which is the case and Foles amount is pushed way down, it also wouldn’t rule out the Jaguars likely with Foles and a quarterback in the initial spherical.
So uh… thank you John Elway?