The New York Giants have reportedly expressed great interest in eventual free agent quarterback Nick Foles.
As far as the successor to New York Giants QB Eli Manning is concerned, many people thought that it would come from the NFL Draft. Now, that may not be true.
On Wednesday, Philadelphia Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman announced that QB Nick Foles will not be franchise tagged.
Foles would thus become a free agent and be available on March 13.
“It’s hard when you have someone who’s incredibly available to your organization at the most important position in sports,” Roseman said this week at the NFL Scouting Combine. “And at the same time, we’ve had incredible success with him when he’s had to play. Four playoff wins over the last two years. Great teammate. Huge resource for Carson [Wentz] and Nate Sudfeld, as well. But at the same time, he deserves an opportunity to lead a team. It’s a goal of his to lead another team and lead another locker room.”
Since that, a report came out from NFL Draft Analyst Tony Pauline that the Giants have a great deal of interest in Foles.
I had been hearing for weeks the NY Giants are very interested in Nick Foles and it was a matter as to whether or not he was going to receive the franchise tag.
— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) February 27, 2019
Earlier this month, a report came out from Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com that Foles would “probably” be interested in the Giants if he were to become a free agent. Now that he is officially a free agent … well … here comes the discussion.
From his time in Philly, Foles has proven that he could be a starting quarterback in this league. He led the Eagles to a Super Bowl 52 title and was the MVP for said game.
Despite Giants HC Pat Shurmur “fully expecting” Manning to be back in 2019 for Big Blue, Giants GM Dave Gettleman isn’t ruling out bringing in a veteran at quarterback.
“Well, it’s a never-ending process,” Gettleman said. “We haven’t even hit free agency yet, so like I told you, I had my conversation with Eli back right after the season ended and we are where we are. Like Pat said, there’s a million different models, there’s a million different ways to do this and you could cite a number of models where they had a veteran guy and they drafted a young guy, and at some point in time, the torch got passed and away everybody went, and it was a happy away everybody went. So, there’s still a lot of time to make these decisions.”
NFL teams are officially permitted to contact unrestricted free agents on March 11. March 13 is when the new league year will begin.
Nick Foles is out there. Giants, it’s your move.