Emergence of Nick Foles Gives Eagles Tons of Flexibilty Moving Forward

By Devin O'Barr
Nick Foles
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The Philadelphia Eagles are riding a three-game winning streak for the first time since December of 2011. However, the difference between this streak and the last is the fact that Nick Foles has served as the team’s quarterback and not Michael Vick. At 24 years old, this Eagles’ signal-caller has done the unthinkable and turned Philadelphia into a legitimate playoff contender. On top of that, Foles has also made Eagles general manager Howie Roseman‘s job much easier.

Roseman shot himself in the foot by signing Vick to such an expensive contract, but thankfully Foles has emerged as the new franchise quarterback and he’s so cheap that it isn’t even funny. Foles is under contract for the next two seasons and is owed just $500,000 in 2013 with a combined $1.275 million in 2014 and 2015. By saving so much money at the quarterback position, the Eagles are now able to splurge in free agency and spend money to repair their depleted defense.

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This is a pattern in the NFL as both the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks are paying their respected signal-callers next to nothing. For instance, Russell Wilson‘s minuscule contract allowed for the Seahawks to trade for Percy Harvin this offseason and promptly sign him to a six-year, $67 million contract.

Long story short; Foles is definitely savoir for the Eagles both on the field and in the front office. Now, Philadelphia can build around Foles accordingly without having to spend a boatload of cash on the quarterback position.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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