The idea of trading Foles sounds absolutely batty. He’s been the reigning Super Bowl MVP for less than a week. He became the ultimate underdog story for the city that saw itself as the ultimate underdog.
But the only thing more cuckoo than trading Foles may be keeping him. The reason is simple. His name is Carson Wentz.
Before going down with in December, Wentz was arguably the favorite to win regular-season MVP. In his second year since the Eagles picked him second in the 2016 draft, he led them to an 11-2 record in his 13 starts. He threw 33 touchdowns and set Philly up for home-field advantage through the playoffs. Wentz is the team’s future.
“Hopefully,” coach Doug Pederson said, “we’ll be back in this game with him leading the way.”
If Wentz is playing for the Eagles—and they expect him to return for the start of next season—that means Foles can’t: