Eagles are fielding trades for QB Nick Foles

Foles' true value is relative, and the Eagles could have leverage specifically on teams in the market for a quarterback but lack a top 10-15 pick required to get one of the elite college entrants.

Kahron Spearman

Per Will Brinson of CBS Sports, the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles are willing to listen to trade offers for quarterback Nick Foles, and per numerous reports, there's at least one deal on the table with a few others offered in exploratory discussions.

The deal presented - by a mystery franchise - is said to be an AFC team who's dangling a second round pick for the Super Bowl MVP. The Eagles aren't biting as of yet, likely because they're rumored to be looking for either higher pick, or more relative value. 

The Eagles continue to be confident that Carson Wentz will be healthy enough after Dec. 13 knee surgery to play the Sept. 6 NFL opener, and have had at least one respectable (the word I hear to describe it) trade offer for Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles The Eagles got first- and fourth-round picks for Sam Bradford 17 months ago and feel Foles is better, so it'll likely take at least that to pique their interest, and that's likely not happening.

Brinson writes that Foles could remain an Eagle from the standpoint "because their asking price is too high." Per ESPN NFL insider Chris Mortensen and writer Peter King, the Super Bowl champions are looking for something similar to what they received for Sam Bradford when they traded him two years ago to the Vikings - a first and a fourth rounder.

It could be a reasonable ask, given Foles just won at the highest level and he's been a quality, even Pro Bowl level, quarterback in the past. Foles' value is dependent on a particular team's needs, and whether they are in a position to draft a top quarterback in this year's draft.


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