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Unread 02-20-2019, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Talking heads RE: Foles & tag

There are some that seem to think he could get the franchise tag AND the Iggs keep him.

Am I missing something here? 25 mil for a backup QB in an off season where they have very little money?

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Unread 02-20-2019, 01:45 PM   #2
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I watched a former gm say foles was worth two firsts after the sb...
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Right, thatís if they trade him. Surely Howie is wise enough to make sure heís got a suitor before applying the tag, no?
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I've had this same discussion at length on here. If I were a suitor why would I give up draft capital to get him? To avoid a bidding war? I don't see it. I could be wrong but I think they'd have to be under the cap with enough room to put the tag in place so they'd need to free up cash. Tagging a player just to trade wasnt supposed to be allowed (although the pats did it with Cassell) ...and now I just read that apparently tagging and trading is ok (per schefter). To top all of that off whatever the potential suitor would be giving up would have to be better than the comp pick they'd be getting. So no, I don't see them tagging foles and keeping him.
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I agree with your assessment, but why go through all this...knowing full-well that heíd pay $2 mil to opt out?
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The only way I would see this happening is if they decided to do the unthinkable—keep Foles, negotiate a multi year contract with him and trade Wentz to the highest bidder. Foles is proven in this offense—took the organisation on 3 playoff runs under 2 different coaches in Philly. And maybe all of that noise about Wentz has them rethinking things.
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Damn it...I misread the thread title as "Talking Heads Reunion" and got excited.

That would be sick!
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The only way I would see this happening is if they decided to do the unthinkableókeep Foles, negotiate a multi year contract with him and trade Wentz to the highest bidder. Foles is proven in this offenseótook the organisation on 3 playoff runs under 2 different coaches in Philly. And maybe all of that noise about Wentz has them rethinking things.
Maybe a mix? Tag and keep Foles - he'd be an expensive backup but they've always said they want to invest heavy in the QB position.

Evaluate Wentz in 2019 JUST to make sure hes the guy. If Wentz does enough to prove that then they do the Foles song and dance next offseason and chalk up the 25 million as very expensive insurance they didn't need. If Wentz does not return to form they can consider the unthinkable scenario you've mentioned of keeping Foles and moving on from Wentz.
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Maybe a mix? Tag and keep Foles - he'd be an expensive backup but they've always said they want to invest heavy in the QB position.

Evaluate Wentz in 2019 JUST to make sure hes the guy. If Wentz does enough to prove that then they do the Foles song and dance next offseason and chalk up the 25 million as very expensive insurance they didn't need. If Wentz does not return to form they can consider the unthinkable scenario you've mentioned of keeping Foles and moving on from Wentz.
This is exactly my original point. They donít have the luxury of having tons of cap space for this kind of play.
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Tagging and keeping Foles seems like the one thing that can't and won't happen. If they really want to keep Foles, I think they'd be better off just offering him a contract.
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There are some that seem to think he could get the franchise tag AND the Iggs keep him.

Am I missing something here? 25 mil for a backup QB in an off season where they have very little money?
IF they franchise him that means they have a deal in place with someone. They will not franchise him unless they do. I am sure Nick, the Eagles and Jags have talked and if all are in for him going there then this keeps them from getting into a pissing match with another team and gets the Eagles a pick whatever it may be. I would think its a 2 or 3.
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Everyone is making this to complicated.

The Eagles can tag Foles and keep him. Theyíll just need to restructure or terminate other contracts to get under the salary cap by 3/15/19.

The Eagles arenít going to bluff. Other teams have been informed knowing the Eagles intention to keep Foles as opposed to just letting him walk.

If teams want Foles, theyíll need to trade for him. Itís that simple.

The PTF article last month suggested that Foles fight the Eagles if they tag and trade. Here is th the CBA language:
ďArticle 4, Section 8, subsection (b) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement states as follows: ďA Club extending a Required Tender must, for so long as that Tender is extended, have a good faith intention to employ the player receiving the Tender at the Tender compensation level during the upcoming season.Ē

Does anyone really think Foles is going to challenge the Eagles good faith intention of keeping him? Foles will simply agree to a trade knowing he was able to choose the team he wanted to go to. How in the hell will anyone prove that the Eagles didnít have a good faith intention of keeping Foles, especially if they restructure contracts and keep him beyond the 3/1519 deadline. The Eagles have always been consistent by place the highest regard on the QB group since Peterson has been a coach. So good luck to anyone who challenges them.

With all of this in mind, will a trade take place? Iíve been very consistent in suggesting that the Eagles, Foles and another team have already found a mutual interest in doing so.

Iíve also explained why the Eagles were going to tag Foles and why he would decline, and why the franchise tag will come, and why a trade is close to certain.

We can talk about it some more though. Itís an unusual situation
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You are absolutely correct that they can get under the salary and probably make this work. In doing so, they will cut vital pieces of this team and strap themselves for signing anyone else. How does this make sense?
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"everyone is making this to complicated" and make that post
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I agree with your assessment, but why go through all this...knowing full-well that heíd pay $2 mil to opt out?
Goes back on their books.
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You’re struggling.

I gave you all the information you needed in the early part of Feb. and yet here you are, miffed as ever.

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Restructuring isn’t getting rid of guys. Not resigning guys like Howie Long until things are rapped up with Foles isn’t hard.

I’m not going to pretend to think that the Eagles don’t really know what they’re going to do with most of the guys on the roster... like Peters ...

Edit to add: to answer your question more specifically. Keeping Foles in the roster is not ideal as far as adding other pieces to the roster, but they are prepared to accept that worse case senerio. I imagine it goes something like this. Plan A tag and trade Foles before the dead 3/13 deadline. Plan B: Keep Foles after the deadline put have all your ducks in place with other players agents and whatnot to restructure. Then, continue to work on trading him.

Again, the Eagles let parties know ahead of time what they are willing to do. Deal or no deal.

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The Pats tagged and traded Cassell under a different CBA that possibly had no provision for that. In any case, tagging and trading Foles would only be a problem if Foles decided to file a grievance. And he doesn't seem inclined to do that.
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Right, but itís possible that Foles will still be property of the Eagles after 3/15. Itís certainly not ideal.
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