Philadelphia Eagles: 5 offseason expectations from Howie Roseman

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Nick Foles will be traded

Nick Foles will not be an Eagle for the 2019 season. That much is certain. The question is, where is he going – and more importantly as an Eagles fan – how does he get there?

There are a number of teams with quarterback needs, most notably the Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos. If I had to guess, I’d say Foles ends up in Jacksonville. The Jaguars are a team with a win-now mindset, and with former Eagles’ quarterback’s coach John DeFilippo taking over as offensive coordinator, it certainly seems like a logical fit.

Now, onto the question that matters: how does he get there?

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it appears the Eagles are expected to use their franchise tag with an intent to trade Foles.

With a relatively limited market for the 30-year-old, it’s reasonable to expect a third-round pick in return. In fact, that’s what I predict. If the Jaguars are indeed interested, they hold two third-round selections this April after sending Dante Fowler to the Rams at the deadline.

If the Eagles simply let Foles walk, they’d likely receive a compensatory third-round pick in 2020, so they’re certainly not going to accept anything less. (Unless, of course, there is a package deal and additional players are involved.)

Howie Roseman’s phone may soon be burning up. Expect one of those calls to be with Jaguars general manager, David Caldwell.

Exchanging Foles for a draft pick would provide the Eagles extra draft capital this year where the team is already without its third-round selection, which was sent to the Lions this past October in exchange for wide receiver Golden Tate.

Nick Foles is gone, and he will get to his next destination via trade.