Even though I’m a New York Giants fan, I want Nick Foles and the Eagles to beat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. A lot of Giants fans will probably think I’m crazy, but here’s why:
If Foles can pull off another unbelievable run like last season, the Eagles will then have to decide which quarterback will be their guy going forward. The Eagles front office and head coach will have to choose Foles or Carson Wentz.
Say Foles beats the Saints, you’d have to consider making him the guy, not Wentz. In Week 11, when Wentz was at the helm, the Saints trounced the Eagles. Foles might be able to prove that this Eagles team is better with him under center.
If the Eagles can upset the Saints, it brings up an interesting question – should they consider trading Wentz?
The Giants could be interested in the second-year quarterback, simply because he’s of quality and is capable of leading a team with ease. Injuries have derailed him early on in his career but there’s still value to be had. Finding a way to keep him healthy and upright is the trick.
What would the Eagles asking price for Wentz be? Given the fact that they used a top three pick on the young signal caller, the price-tag for Wentz would likely be high. It’s possible the ask for a first-rounder in return, as his stock is probably lower than it once was.
His injury proneness poses a problem and his want to run instead of remain in the pocket has been a liability, but at the end of the day he’s a fundamentally sound quarterback.
Trading away picks for a talent like Carson could be extremely beneficial, especially with head coach Pat Shurmur leading the way in developing the quarterbacks on the roster. Wentz could slip right in and succeed Eli Manning, and he would be a hell of a lot cheaper too.