By Peter Gleason
The conventional wisdom is that the Eagles made a good move by re-acquiring quarterback Nick Foles for two years, $11 million with $7 million guaranteed.
The Eagles went after Foles despite having their franchise quarterback in Carson Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick in 2016, and one of the league’s most expensive backups in Chase Daniel, who signed a three-year, $21 million deal a season ago.
The move prompted Daniel to ask for his release, and the Eagles now have a dead money hit of $7 million in 2017.
Foles doesn’t seem to have made the team significantly better, if at all, and the $7 million guaranteed to him over the two years of the deal is a hefty price.