Trading for Nick Foles would be wise for the Jets
By Samuel Sutton
It’s official. The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions, and it would not have happened if it weren’t for the outstanding performance of backup quarterback Nick Foles. The New York Jets would be wise to trade for everything he would bring to the franchise.
The New York Jets are obviously in the market for their next franchise quarterback. Sure, veteran Josh McCown played well, but his days are almost numbered. Nick Foles is only 29 years old, and it’s pretty obvious that he’s still got some great years left. Not only that but he now has championship experience as well.
Getting a franchise quarterback outside of the 2018 NFL Draft may leave some fans unhappy at first, but it’s probably the best decision. If they did this, then they could go into the draft looking for supporting positions, such as offensive linemen.
The Jets haven’t had a promising offensive line for a couple of years and that has been one of the main reasons for offensive struggles. If they got a quarterback before the draft, then they could go into it with a plan to build that line back up.
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One argument against this decision may be that Foles is too expensive. The team would have to give up quite a bit for him, and why do that when they could pick a veteran like Kirk Cousins? The comeback to that is simple. Playoff experience.
Sure, Cousins has been to the playoffs once, but he didn’t succeed. Foles has been twice now and has posted a 3-1 win-loss record with eight touchdowns, one interception, and a 71.9 completion percentage.
The bottom line is that doing what they can to get Foles would be a huge step in the rebuilding process. They would be putting a Super Bowl-winning quarterback on a team with promising receivers and a fast-rebuilding defense. Also, they could start rebuilding key needs on the team other than the quarterback position. All in all, Foles would be a wise acquisition by the Jets to finally put an established quarterback under center.