Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles Agree To New Deal

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There's been speculation that Nick Foles was on his way out of Philadelphia.

According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, two sources confirm that Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Nick Foles has agreed to a revised contract for the 2018 season that includes a mutual option for 2019. It also offers a mutual option for the 2019 season. Foles famously took over for Wentz and led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship.

This was a long overdue gesture by the Eagles that both leave the door open for Foles to potentially be a starter elsewhere while also showing their great amount of appreciation for what he helped the franchise accomplish. The additional year can be insurance in case something happens to starter Carson Wentz.

Wentz and Foles gives the Eagles the best quarterback depth in the NFL.

Earlier this week, Foles said that he wanted to be a starter again in the National Football League but that isn't likely to happen in Philadelphia.

Teams in need of a quarterback this offseason have addressed those holes in free agency and will continue to do so. Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman is a lot of things, but stupid is not one of them - and teams don't just hand out money to players for no reason.

Wentz is still aiming to be back on the field when Philadelphia hosts the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1 on September 6.

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