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Foles A Free Agent After Eagles Elect To Not Franchise Tag Him

February 27, 2019 - 11:51 am

INDIANAPOLIS (AP/105.3 The Fan) - The Philadelphia Eagles have elected to not place the franchise tag on quarterback Nick Foles, making him a free agent, Eagles EVP of Football Operations Howie Roseman announced Wednesday. 

"After a lot of conversation, we think letting him become a free agent is the right thing to do. He's a tremendous player. Super Bowl MVP, and someone we feel is a top 15 quarterback in this league. We were incredibly fortunate to have him and wish him the best of luck in the future," Roseman said in a statement. 

Roseman also told reporters Wednesday in Indianapolis the decision came after Foles expressed his desire to become a starter during a recent meeting.

Foles was Carson Wentz's backup each of the past two seasons but finished both seasons as the starter. He was the Super Bowl MVP after leading the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960 last February. This year, the defending champs lost in the divisional round.

Foles was a third-round draft pick in 2012.