Nick Foles became a legend in the city of Philadelphia when he delivered the first Super Bowl victory in the history of the Eagles franchise.
After winning the Super Bowl LII MVP, Foles returned to the bench last season when staring quarterback Carson Wentz was healthy.
This year, Foles will get the chance to be a starter again as the Eagles are letting him pursue a starting job in free agency.
Foles made it clear that he wanted a chance to be a free agent earlier this month when he opted out of his $20 million contract for the upcoming season.
Foles had to pay the Eagles $2 million to get out of the contract, but Philadelphia still had the option to franchise tag and trade Foles if they pleased.
The Eagles ultimately chose to do right by Foles and let him make his own decision of where to play next season.
While there are bound to be plenty of teams vying for his services, as the top free agent quarterback on the market, one team is the early favorite to sign Foles.
The Jacksonville Jaguars make a great deal of sense as a landing spot for Foles, as they already feature a championship-caliber defense.
Adding Foles to an offense that already features star running back Leonard Fournette would make the Jaguars instant contenders again.
No matter where he ends up in free agency, one thing is for sure, Foles will never pay for another meal in the city of Philadelphia again.
Eagles Sign Carson Wentz to a Four-Year $128 Million Contract Extension
The Philadelphia Eagles no longer have a quarterback controversy, as Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles has moved on to play with the Jaguars.
The Eagles were never going to give Foles the starting job, as they have all the confidence in the world in their franchise quarterback Carson Wentz.
Now the Eagles have locked up their guy long-term, as they just signed Wentz to a four-year contract extension.
‘Wentz has been a great player throughout his first three years in the NFL, but he has struggled to stay on the field. When he is not injured, Wentz is absolutely worth this new contract.
The question is, can he learn how to avoid injury for a full season?
Especially as the Eagles no longer have the best backup quarterback in the NFL anymore.
We will have to wait and see how the next four years play out, before we can judge this contract for the Eagles. Still, they had to sign him to a new deal, as the face of their franchise.
14 Year Old Illinois football prodigy, 14, recently feature in Sports Illustrated is shot dead.
The 14 year old teen was featured by Sports Illustrated as one of the six teens “who will rule the future in sports” died after he was shot at a party in Illinois on Saturday night, according to police.
Jaylon McKenzie was 14 and an eighth grade student at Central Junior High School in Belleville, Ill., not far from East St. Louis. A 15-year old girl was also critically injured in the shooting.
McKenzie told Sports Illustrated that his goal was to make it to the NFL and be a star for the Los Angeles Rams.
The shooting unfolded in Venice, Ill. around 11:40 p.m. Saturday night, Illinois State Police told Fox News.
Officers were responding to a report of a disturbance and shots fired at a large party. They said when they arrived they found McKenzie and the other teen were shot and needed medical attention. Police said officers immediately began life-saving measures before both victims were transported to nearby hospitals.
McKenzie was pronounced dead a short time after arriving at the hospital.
Gunner told the St. Louis Post Dispatch that her son had been to his school’s eighth-grade dance earlier that night. She said he later went to another school’s post-prom party in Venice.
On Sunday, State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, posted a picture of McKenzie on her Facebook page and wrote, “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. #JaylonMcKenzie”
McKenzie played running back, receiver and defensive back. According to Sports Illustrated, he drew national attention in August when he caught five passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns to help the East team to a victory at the NFL’s 8th Grade All-American Game in Ohio.
He’d drawn the attention of college football coaches at the age of 14, the Post-Dispatch reported. He also reportedly got his first verbal scholarship offer in December from the University of Missouri and the University of Illinois reached out to him about a week ago.
Buccaneers’ Jason Pierre-Paul Released From Hospital After Car Crash
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was reportedly involved in a car accident early Thursday morning, which sent him to the hospital.
Pierre-Paul should be okay though, as he was released from the hospital without any lasting injuries.
Pierre-Paul reportedly had a passenger in the car, but the accident was a single-car crash, with neither JPP or his passenger suffering major injuries.
Pierre-Paul was traded to the Bucs last season, after spending the first eight years of his career with the New York Giants.
In his first season in Tampa, JPP has 12.5 sacks, the most he had recorded in a single season since 2014.
The Buccaneers hope that he can return healthy next season and continue that elite production as a pass rusher.
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