Cards Checked in on Foles
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - Sam Bradford and Nick Foles have a bit of history together and the two evidently crossed paths again, at least figuratively.
While the Arizona Cardinals were negotiating to give the oft-injured Bradford his latest opportunity to make big money, the Cards paused a bit to give the Eagles a call about the Super Bowl MVP, according to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
The Eagles, of course, once traded Foles to St. Louis for Bradford during the Chip Kelly era in the rare exchange of starting QBs and later dealt Bradford to Minnesota when the Vikings were desperate in the wake of the Teddy Bridgewater injury.
The Eagles got a first-round pick, which turned out to be Derek Barnett, and a fourth-rounder this year from the Vikings for Bradford, who ended up starting only two games last season due to a degenerative knee condition.
Philadelphia, of course, brought back Foles, who was a failure with the Rams, as Carson Wentz's backup last offseason and Foles ended up catching fire at the right time and led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title after Wentz's Week 14 knee injury.
The Eagles, however, remain Wentz's team and Philadelphia has intimated it would consider trading Foles again but only for a Bradford-level haul, something that isn't going to happen in March with all the available QB options is both free agency and the draft.
Multiple media reports revealed the Eagles were offered a second-round pick for Foles and an NFL source told 973espn.com that it was from an AFC East team, which likely means Buffalo or the New York Jets, although Miami is certainly not completely locked in on Ryan Tannehill.
The Cards, meanwhile, were in on the Kirk Cousins derby, although a long-shot with Plan B seemingly being crossing their fingers with Bradford for $15 million guaranteed with Mike Glennon serving as the caddie.
Turns out that might be Plan C with prying Foles away from Philly serving as the Cousins safety net.
Garafolo reports Steve Keim made a call to the Eagles while the organization was at the table with Bradford. The discussions never got to the "serious" stage, however.
The desert might have been a good fit for Foles, who played his college football at the University of Arizona.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JFMcMullen