INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Howie Roseman announced Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine that the Eagles would not place the franchise etiquette on quarterback Nick Foles, thus allowing Foles to become an unrestricted free agent on March 13, at the opening of the new Year. Roseman's announcement ended months of speculation on the next stage of the Eagles with Foles, the most valuable player in the Super Bowl LII.
Foles joins a long list of unrestricted free agents, including running back Jay Ajayi, cornerback Ronald Darby, defensive back Brandon Graham, security Corey Graham, linebacker Jordan Hicks, half-offensively Haloti Ngata, running back Darren Sproles and half-square Golden Tate and Chance Guard Warmack among others.
What all this means is that the Eagles give Foles the freedom to choose its next NFL team during the free placement agency period, rather than apply the franchise label and establish a exchange. If everything went as planned, Foles would sign a contract with a new team and the Eagles would receive a draft pick in the NFL 2020 draft.