Exploring the idea and possible ripple effects of trading Nick Foles


The NFC East Rivals

While as not farfetched as you think, the Eagles will probably not entertain offers from the Washington Redskins or New York Giants.

The Redskins will desperately need a new quarterback for the start, if not all, of the 2019 season as Alex Smith will be rehabbing from a gruesome leg injury.  They may also be without backup Colt McCoy as he suffered his own leg injury late in the season.  Could the Redskins relive 2010 and trade with the Eagles for a quarterback?  Sure, but who can they offer?

We’ve been focused on running back, wide receiver, and cornerback throughout this piece, and there’s really only one player on that roster that would make sense.

Josh Norman

While not the player he once was, Norman is still someone opposing quarterbacks try to avoid throughout a game.  Going into week 16, Norman had 70 consecutive games of allowing six or less catches when targeted, three games shy of the longest streak in the PFF era.

Norman was uncertain if he’d be returning next season, as the Redskins may look to cut him to save over $8 million in cap space.  But the team may look to get some value for the star corner and call up the Eagles in an attempt to trade a need position for another need position.


While that team down I-95 south could make a play, the other team up I-95 north could also make a play.

The New York Giants may look to move on from longtime quarterback Eli Manning.  The Giants desperately need to fix their offensive line, and if they think they can compete in 2019 under a younger veteran quarterback, they could try to pry Foles away from the Eagles to pair with Saquon Barkley, Odell Beckham Jr., Evan Engram, and Sterling Shepard, and then use their number six overall selection on a premier offensive lineman.

So could the Giants entice the Eagles with any of their players?

2019 Second round pick and 2020 First round pick

I honestly cannot see one player on the Giants that would entice the Eagles outside of running back Saquon Barkley.

The Giants would definitely not, I would assume, do that deal so they’d only be able to offer a package of picks in the 2019 and 2020 draft.

If I were Howie Roseman, knowing that the number six overall selection was off limits, I would tell Giants general manager Dave Gettleman that the offer starts with the fifth selection in the second round (37th overall) and next year’s first-round pick.

If the Giants want Foles, they’ll need to do better than the trade that sent Donovan McNabb to the Redskins in 2010.


Regardless of what happens this off-season, it’ll surely be one to remember.

If you didn’t get to see my open letter to Nick Foles, check it out here!


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