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NFL Rumors: Foles at 'top of the list' for many teams

Eliot Shorr-Parks
January 18, 2019 - 8:04 am

The Eagles will almost certainly be moving on from quarterback Nick Foles this offseason, meaning the Super Bowl MVP will now be tasked with finding a new home. 

It doesn't seem that task will be very hard. 

But while teams will be interested in Foles, they do have their concerns according to Tony Pauline of, who wrote this after talking to teams down at the Shrine Game:

Nick Foles seems to be top of the list for any quarterback-needy team as we head into the offseason. The Eagles’ reserve signal caller is coming off a pair of terrific seasons when he came off the bench to fill in for an injured Carson Wentz, leading the Eagles to last year’s Super Bowl title and deeper into this year’s playoffs than anyone thought possible. But will Foles be an automatic savior for whomever he plays for in 2019? Many including myself are not so sure, and this belief is not meant to demean Foles. Several people tell me Foles was perfect for the role he filled the past two seasons - stepping in during the second half of the year - and may struggle being a 16-game starter. Others, including myself, believe the association, tutelage and partnership with Eagles coach Doug Pederson was priceless for Foles, and there’s no guarantee that will continue with another organization. In other words, Doug Pederson and the Eagles organization were vital to Foles’ success the past two years.

The reporting from Pauline from the Shrine Game falls in line with what the perception is of Foles in Philadelphia -- many are confident in him, but still have some questions about him long-term, and believe much of his success has to do with him being in Philadelphia.

The lack of quality quarterbacks available this offseason, however, will likely lead to multiple teams overlooking those concerns and breaking the bank for Foles.

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