The Arizona Cardinals aren’t in Super Bowl LII but they should keep an eye on one of the quarterbacks playing on Sunday
He could be available after Super Bowl LII concludes. The Arizona Cardinals should keep a close eye on Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.
Foles will be starting in place of regular starting quarterback Carson Wentz. Wentz tore his ACL late in the 2017 season. Foles has played well in his absence.
The Cardinals are looking for their next quarterback. Could you imagine Foles coming in for a couple of years and the Cardinals drafting someone that could learn under him?
There could be worse situations for sure. If the Eagles are smart though they will hang onto Foles. He is under contract for 2018 but could become available via trade. They couldn’t have asked for a better situation having Foles available after Wentz went down.
Although Wentz expects to return for the season opener in September, there is no certainty on his return timetable. For that alone, the Eagles should retain Foles.
Who knows what they are thinking though? Do the Eagles have a plan? Likely. Does it change if Foles has a bad game against the New England Patriots on Sunday? Maybe.
There are still options out there despite the Kansas City Chiefs trading Alex Smith away to the Washington Redskins last week. Kirk Cousins is out there too now that Smith is in Washington but rumors have him getting cozy with the Denver Broncos.
If for nothing else, local University of Arizona fans will have Foles to cheer for either way. A return to Arizona seems improbable at the moment but not impossible.
We don’t know what Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks and general manager Steve Keim have in mind for next season but I’m sure they have a plan. Hopefully that plan includes taking a long look at Foles today and the body of work he’s put together over the past month or so.