WHY EAGLES SHOULD TRADE FOR BACK-UP QB NICK FOLES — REALLY!?

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By Teddy Brenner

Marcus Hayes has seen enough.

The Inky’s columnist/typist is best-known for off-the-wall conclusions, usually dispensed on the quick-take fly.

Like announcing that Ersan Ilyasova was the best player on the Sixers in 2018 when they also had Joel Embiid!

Hayes saw enough of last night’s Eagles-Pats game to conclude:

Joe Flacco is not an option.

Why? Because at the end of the first half, running the two-minute drill, Flacco took a sack; wasted 25 seconds at the line of scrimmage; then called timeout. On the next play, he threw an interception.

Again: Joe Flacco is not an option.

Not for the Eagles. Not as a viable backup. Maybe Flacco can be a third-string sideline philosopher. He’d make a great scout-team decoy; after 13 seasons, he’s familiar with every opponent in the NFL.

He cannot be asked to play against the starting personnel of any NFL club. And you know what this means.

The Eagles must trade for Nicholas Edward Foles.

It will be the best Act III since “Hamlet.”

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