Where Will Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles Play in 2018?

Matthew Jordan

Thursday, February 15, 2018 10:03 PM UTC

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 10:03 PM UTC

It has been a quiet couple of weeks since Philadelphia’s upset of New England in Super Bowl LII. The surprising star of that game was Nick Foles, and BetOnline offers a prop on his 2018 home.

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How long do you think it will take for Disney to make a movie about Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Nick Foles? His life of late has been right out of a Hollywood script. In 2013, an unknown Foles was a breakout superstar for Chip Kelly’s Eagles in throwing 27 touchdowns to just two interceptions in leading the team to the playoffs and being named a Pro Bowler.

However, Foles couldn’t carry over that success in 2014, was eventually benched and traded to the Rams before the 2015 season, who signed Foles to a $24.5 million extension. Foles was the Rams’ 2015 Week 1 starter but soon lost his job to Case Keenum and was granted his release from the organization on July 27, 2016. Foles, a very religious person, considered retirement but said a prayer told him to keep going.

Foles was a seldom-used backup for the Chiefs in 2016 and then never got off the bench back with the Eagles this past season before everything changed when Philly starting QB Carson Wentz suffered a torn ACL in Week 14. You know the rest of the story: Foles led the Eagles to the team’s first Super Bowl title and won game MVP honors. He became just the third QB to start and win the Super Bowl after starting three or fewer games in the regular season and is a legend in Philly forever thanks to his TD catch on fourth-and-goal on a play called “Philly Special.”

Foles is under contract for next season at $7 million. He’s a very hot commodity right now as there are a handful of teams in desperate need of a quarterback. Eagles GM Howie Roseman has to decide whether to sell high on Foles or keep him as arguably the best No. 2 in the NFL for 2018 as insurance on Wentz’s recovery.

BetOnline offers a prop on where Foles will play his first regular season game next season. Notice that doesn’t say Week 1 – the Eagles could opt to keep him entering the season but perhaps trade him early on if Wentz is 100 percent. Here are the options. Bet on other NFL futures at SBR's top-rated sportsbooks.

Philadelphia Eagles (+125): Peter King of TheMMQB.com spent several days after the Super Bowl with the Eagles and believes the team will keep Foles unless bowled over with a trade offer – like two first-round picks bowled over. That’s obviously not happening, but I bet a first-rounder would get it done. Would the Eagles feel comfortable entering the season with Nate Sudfeld as the No. 2 behind a rehabbing Wentz? Probably not, but they could add another veteran.

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Arizona Cardinals (+450): The Cards don’t have a single QB currently on the roster with Carson Palmer retiring and Blaine Gabbert a free agent. Arizona is picking too low in the draft to get its franchise QB this year so perhaps it turns to Foles as a bridge QB for one season. It also helps that star WR Larry Fitzgerald has put off retirement one more year. The Cards might opt for A.J. McCarron.

Cleveland Browns (+500): The Browns have the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks in this year’s draft, but they are expected to take a QB at No. 1 so Foles wouldn’t make much sense. The Browns also have eyes on Kirk Cousins and perhaps McCarron.

New York Jets (+600): The Jets have more than $100 million in cap space and are expected to throw a big chunk of it at Cousins – or draft a QB at No. 6 overall.

Denver Broncos (+800): The Broncos pick one spot ahead of the Jets and reportedly love Baker Mayfield – if he slips that far.

Buffalo Bills (+800): The Bills were a playoff team last season but are expected to move on from Tyrod Taylor. They likely don’t have the money to get Cousins and pick too low in the draft to nab a QB; Buffalo has picks 21 & 22 in the first round this year. Would it give up one for Foles?

Minnesota Vikings (+1000): The Vikes are expected to re-sign Case Keenum – or slap the franchise/transition tag on him. Although it should be said that Minnesota’s new offensive coordinator is former Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo.

Jacksonville Jaguars (+1200): Blake Bortles should get one more chance to prove he’s the answer.

Free NFL Pick: Eagles +120Best Line Offered: BetOnline
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