Whenever it's over for the Eagles, they will have to address how they are going to move on from Foles and hand the ball back to franchise QB Carson Wentz. And while they have yet to fully dig into the mechanism they'll use -- do they exercise Foles' $20 million option or franchise-tag him -- one aspect is relatively clear.
The former Super Bowl MVP, who picked up where he left off this year by improbably leading his team to the playoffs again, is expected to be the top QB available in a year with few free-agent options and even fewer highly drafted options.
Teddy Bridgewater, who earned the start in a Week 17 loss to the Saints, is a free agent. Thirty-three-year-old Joe Flacco is expected to be a free agent or trade bait, and a source said he does want to continue playing. Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles and Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill will also be free.
But when Wentz's health was up in this air this offseason, they turned down an offer for a second-round pick for Foles. The price may have gone up.
In the end, a tag may be the best option. Either way, while Foles is due a large pay increase after the way he's performed the past two seasons, it does seem the Eagles will be able to get paid on him, as well.