Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will not have the franchise tag placed on him, general manager Howie Roseman said Wednesday.
Foles’ primary objective this offseason was to find a team he could call his own following two incredible seasons as Carson Wentz’s backup.
The legend of Nick Foles will have to continue in another city. The Philadelphia Eagles WILL NOT place the franchise tag on Foles, according to GM Howie Roseman.
“We’re going to let Nick Foles be a free agent,” Roseman said at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. “He deserves an opportunity to lead a team.”
Foles’ will now be able to choose which team he ends up with, and is looking to be a starter in the NFL.
I would love to lead a team,” Foles said at the close of the 2018 season. “The starter thing, leading a team, impacting a locker room … that’s why we play the game, to impact people, to create an atmosphere.”
Originally drafted by the Eagles in the third round in 2012, Foles was traded to the St. Louis Rams prior to the 2015 season.
He resigned with the Eagles in 2017, which turned out to be one of the most important moves in franchise history, as Foles took over for an injured Carson Wentz down the stretch that year and helped the team to its first-ever Super Bowl title.
Nick will remain a Philadelphia sports legend for the rest of time, and I can speak for all Eagles fans, as we can’t thank him enough for being apart of the first Super Bowl to ever come to Philadelphia. Take a moment and relive some of our favorite moments from the Super Bowl celebration!