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Eagles notify Nick Foles they will exercise his 2019 option

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Later, Foles reportedly told Philadelphia he would void that option, which means he must pay the Eagles his $2 million signing bonus from 2018 to opt out.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has informed the team he wants to leave the nest.

His best run, of course, came in 2017 when he propelled the Eagles to the postseason and led them to their first Super Bowl win in franchise history.

Despite winning a Super Bowl against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots a year ago and leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a playoff berth this season, quarterback Nick Foles has been told he will be the back up in Philadelphia next season. So if the front office is able to pull it off, they could find a deal for Foles under the table before the new league year, execute the trade right away, and then have (at least) $25 million to spend on free agents, with an asset in hand from the trade.

However, a franchise tag could be used on Foles.

The Eagles' cornerstone had his pristine image shattered last month when Philly Voice published a story, citing more than six players and other sources close with the team anonymously, which questioned the franchise quarterback's ability to be a teammate. The Super Bowl LII MVP is set to make $20 million in 2019 with Philadelphia.

The Eagles believe there's a strong chance the Giants will part ways with Manning and attempt to sign Foles if Foles hits the market. If they franchise Foles, they could keep him around for another season.

The Eagles have made it clear Carson Wentz is their quarterback for 2019.

On Sunday, for the first time since that report surfaced, Wentz addressed the struggles of his 2018 campaign and acknowledged that, at times, he may have come across as a bit selfish.

"Carson Wentz's biggest enemy is Carson Wentz", a source said in the report.

Given all that, it seems likely Foles is going to be traded.

Chris Cwik is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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