INDIANAPOLIS – The Eagles said goodbye to quarterback Nick Foles on Wednesday when head of staff Staff Howie Roseman said his team would not wear the franchise sticker on him.
"It's difficult when you have someone who has incredible value for your organization at the most important position in the sport," said Roseman. "We had incredible success with him when he had to play. Four playoff victories over the past two years. Great teammate. Huge resource for Carson and Nate Sudfeld also. But at the same time, he deserves the opportunity to lead a team. One of his goals is to lead another team, to run another locker room. We believe that at this stage it is the right decision. "
Goodbye might not mean that the Eagles saw the last of Foles, though.
According to Tony Pauline of DraftAnalyst.com, the Giants could very well be a landing place for Freelance Foles.
It had been weeks since I heard that the New York Giants were very interested in Nick Foles and that it was about whether he was going to receive the label or not. franchise.
– Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) February 27, 2019
The plan of the quarterback Giants is not quite clear yet. Sending to reporters Wednesday, head coach Pat Shurmur seemed rather firmly committed to Eli Manning for 2019.
"Eli can help us win games … When the players around him have started to play better, he can play very hard and help us win games," Shurmur said. "At this point, I want Eli to come back. He is back."
A few hours later? Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman has left the door wide open for a quarter shift.
"I can not say anything like that. I can not do it. You do not know what will happen, "said Dave Gettleman. "You do not know … We evaluate everything. We just have to keep moving. "
Will Foles be part of their assessment?
It is easy to connect the points that end with Foles in the uniform of the giants. The Giants have a set of talented players, they are in the division and they are close to Philadelphia, which allows Foles to stay close to the area he has called home for two years. The story of Shurmur with the Foles since their stay in Philadelphia could also play a role in the succession of Foles to the Giants.
It remains to be seen if the Giants will eventually get interested in Foles, but one thing is clear.
After announcing that they would not stop Foles from establishing themselves in the free-agent market, the Eagles are now powerless to stop their division rival from acquiring a player who, according to Roseman's definition, is one of the 15 best quarters.
Something that could end up haunting this organization for years to come.
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