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Report: Nick Foles Turned Down Browns Starting QB Job To Remain Eagles Back-Up

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Reigning Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will still be stuck as the Eagles’ back-up QB heading into next season, as long as Carson Wentz is healthy. But according to an report, Foles could’ve potentially landed a job as a starter elsewhere in the league if he wanted it. The problem was, that job was in Cleveland, quarterbacking a team that went 0-16 last year.

The report says that earlier in the offseason, the Browns offered Philly the 35th pick in this year’s draft in exchange for Foles. Obviously the Eagles didn’t accept, but it sounds like Foles had a say in whether or not the deal went through:

Before rejecting the deal, two sources said, the Eagles ran the scenario by Foles, who said he preferred to remain in Philadelphia.


Instead of adding Foles, the Browns doomed—er, drafted—Baker Mayfield with the first pick and traded for Tyrod Taylor this offseason. Whoever their starter becomes, he’ll enter a situation where just one regular season win will represent an infinity percent improvement from last year. As DeShone Kizer will tell you, that’s still a lot harder than it sounds.


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