Eagles WON Nicks Foles trade after star agrees huge deal with Jaguars claims NFL expert | NFL | Sport

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This is the view of former American football tight end and current Fox Sports pundit Shannon Sharpe.

Foles, who was the back-up quarterback at Philadelphia, has reportedly agreed a four-year deal with Jacksonville worth $88million, with $50m guaranteed.

The Eagles declined to use their franchise tag on the player after the organisation admitted the Super Bowl MVP quarterback deserved the “opportunity” to become a starer.

However, Sharpe believes Foles isn’t the saviour the Jags are hoping for.

He believes Jacksonville will still be competing for third place in the AFC South despite the acquisition.

“He’s going to a fairly similar situation to one Kirk Cousins,” Sharpe said on Fox Sports TV show Undisputed.

“He’s thought of as being the saviour. 

“They haven’t made a whole lot of additions to that team in Jacksonville.

“They say, ‘we have enough talent in-house, we are one player away, which happens to be the quarterback, if we get that guy we are taking off’.

“Do I think they are better than Indy? No.

“Do I think they are better than the Texans? No.

“So now they are fighting with Tennessee for third.

“Philly have made out like bandits.”

In 2017 Foles replaced an injured Carson Wentz and led the Eagles to Super Bowl victory.

Last season Foles continued as the starting quarterback for the Eagles, while Wentz was still recovering, but upon his return Foles was benched.

However, following Wentz succumbing to injury again, Foles came back in for the final three games of the season and managed to guide the Eagles into the playoffs until they lost 20-14 to the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round.

In total, Foles won six of his eight regular-season starts for Philly, throwing for 1,950 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also won four of his five postseason starts, including the Eagles’ win in Super Bowl LII.

However, Sharpe warns the situation in Jacksonville will be different because of the added pressure of leading his own team.

“What he had going in Philly, there was really no expectations,” Sharpe said.

“Because if you lose any of those playoff games, you are like ‘okay they lost but he was the backup’.”

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson revealed the team’s reasoning behind Foles’ departure when he said: “We had conversations at the end of the season, and he knew where I stood and how I felt about him.



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