PHILADELPHIA - The chess game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Nick Foles began on Tuesday as both sides made moves in what will be one of the biggest off-season storylines in the NFL heading into the 2019-20 season.
The Eagles officially picked up the mutual option worth $20 million for next season, but the mutual type allowed Foles to opt out by paying $2 million to the birds. He officially did that just a few hours after the team picked up the option.
This move by Foles will get him out of that current deal with the organization and puts him on the path to free agency. The Super Bowl 52 MVP will likely not become a free agent in March, when the new league season begins, as the Eagles are reportedly going to place the franchise tag on the 30-year old quarterback and try to trade him.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are believed by league insiders to be a likely landing spot for Foles, however, other teams may be in the mix as well.