The defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles did everything they could to get back to the NFL Playoffs, but it was without the help of their quarterback Carson Wentz. Once again, Nick Foles took the reins and led the Eagles to the playoffs, but fell short in a postseason loss to the New Orleans Saints. Wentz finished his season with 21 passing touchdowns and seven interceptions. In his career, he has tossed 70 touchdowns and 28 interceptions.
Now, Doug Pederson’s group has controversy surrounding Wentz stemming from a Twitter report. More than a dozen Eagles players chimed in with thoughts on Wentz being “egotistical, playing favorites and failing to take accountability.” What was even more damning for the Eagles and their quarterback was Nick Foles being “universally loved” by teammates. The top passing threat for the Eagles, Zach Ertz was one of the many identified in the report, but he took to Twitter with several other teammates calling it “fake news.”
It’s going to be quite interesting to see what direction the Eagles go this off-season. Nick Foles is a free agent, and Wentz has yet to finish a season in the National Football League.
According to most sportsbooks, the Miami Dolphins have the best odds to land Foles in free agency. He is listed at +200 to go to Miami, followed by the Redskins, Jaguars, and Broncos. These are all teams with big-time quarterback questions in 2019. The Eagles are a team that has Wentz and are not expected at all to bring Foles back. They are listed at +600 at most sportsbooks to indeed bring back Foles. Eagles fans are quite interested in the outcome of the controversy surrounding the 26-year-old from North Dakota State.
The Eagles open up the 2019-2020 season at 20/1 odds to win the Super Bowl, according to Westgate. The Eagles were tied with teams such as Dallas, Baltimore, and Indianapolis, while behind the Chargers, Bears, Vikings, Packers, and Steelers.
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