The Philadelphia Eagles have a problem that most NFL teams could only dream of: HAVING to decide between two great quarterbacks. One of them will stay on as the franchise face for the long-term future. The other will simply try to be the new franchise player elsewhere.
This team drafted Carson Wentz second overall in 2016. But when Wentz tore his ACL late in the 2017 season, backup Nick Foles took over and led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship in franchise history.
A year later, Foles guided the Eagles back into the postseason. Wentz was out for the team’s final three games, having to deal with a nagging back injury. And during that time, we once again saw what Nick Foles is capable of as the quarterback in the City of Brotherly Love.
Now, the Eagles have to decide between keeping Wentz or Foles. The latter has a $20 million option for 2019, but the popular belief is the Eagles will trade Foles or decline the option and let him test free agency.
It’s been a long time since we had such an epic quarterback controversy like this. Colin Kaepernick/Alex Smith in San Francisco and Tony Romo/Dak Prescott in Dallas come to mind as some of the biggest QB controversies in recent years. None of them are quite on par with Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers or Joe Montana/Steve Young, but this Foles/Wentz dilemma is a pretty big deal.
Though the signs point towards Philly keeping Wentz over Foles, we think they should at least consider doing the opposite. Wentz may be the younger guy with more upside, but logic suggests they’d be better off keeping Foles instead.
Today we present Why the Philadelphia Eagles Should Trade Carson Wentz and Keep Nick Foles.