Where Does Vegas Think Nick Foles Will Be in 2018? - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Where Does Vegas Think Nick Foles Will Be in 2018?

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    The big question now for the Eagles is what to do with their 2-QB situation.

    Carson Wentz is quite obviously the franchise QB of the future, but is Nick Foles worth holding onto this summer in case Wentz isn't recovered from his ACL tear in time for Week 1?

    Or does it benefit the Eagles more to trade Foles for, say, a second-round pick and take their chances Wentz will be OK?

    Bovada released its odds Tuesday of where Foles will be for Week 1 of the 2018 regular season and the Eagles are far and away the favorite at 6/5.

    Here's the rest of the list, in order:

    • Cardinals: 5/1
    • Browns: 5/1
    • Jets: 5/1
    • Bills: 7/1
    • Broncos: 7/1
    • Jaguars: 14/1
    • Vikings: 14/1

    There will be QBs drafted and QBs signed. Kirk Cousins is out there. Sam Bradford and Case Keenum may end up finding new homes. Blake Bortles could end up somewhere other than Jacksonville.

    Foles proved in the playoffs that he's better than probably the 10-worst starting QBs in the NFL. He deserves to start elsewhere, but he is under contract for next season at $7.6 million. 

    If ever there was a time to have an expensive backup QB, it's when Wentz's contract is still relatively cheap. Wentz is due $7.275 million next season, so even when you combine the salaries of Wentz, Foles and Nate Sudfeld, you get a dollar figure of $15.5 million next season that is more than manageable. 

    That places the Eagles 19th in the NFL next season in total QB spending, just below the Bengals and ahead of the Titans.