- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The quarterback who won Super Bowl LII is hitting the open market.

Philadelphia Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said at the NFL scouting combine that the team will not place the franchise tag on quarterback Nick Foles, leaving him to become an unrestricted free agent.

Roseman reportedly said Foles wants to lead a team and “deserves” the chance to do that.

After Foles declined to pick up his contract option, many expected the Eagles to attempt to tag-and-trade him for some return.

The announcement further emphasizes that Philadelphia wants to move forward with Carson Wentz as its franchise quarterback. Wentz is entering his fourth NFL season, but suffered injuries in 2017 and 2018 that ended his campaigns.

Foles took over both times, and after the 2017 regular season he led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title.

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