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2018-02-05 10:42:24 AM  
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2018-02-05 10:53:02 AM  
This might be one of the most amusing sports articles ever.
 
2018-02-05 02:21:38 PM  
Nick is going to retire.
 
2018-02-05 02:24:29 PM  
Come play for the Cardinals Nick, it will sorta be like coming home.
 
2018-02-05 02:26:20 PM  
Poor Case Keenum.  He could have been MVP this year and from media and fans it sounds like he's about last on Minnesota's list to start for them next year.
 
2018-02-05 02:30:03 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: Poor Case Keenum.  He could have been MVP this year and from media and fans it sounds like he's about last on Minnesota's list to start for them next year.


I'd take Keenum over Bradford or Bridgewater. I think he's better than Bridgewater and he's much healthier than Bradford.
 
2018-02-05 02:30:26 PM  
Foles made himself a lot of money last night... He also netted his (soon to be former) team a draft pick they could only dream about 5 weeks ago.
 
2018-02-05 02:31:36 PM  
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2019 Superbowl winning QB:

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/helped by the shutdown corner orlinebacker we draft thanks to the first round pick for Foles
 
2018-02-05 02:32:58 PM  
I mean, good for Nick.  It would be great to keep him around as a backup, but he definitely deserves to be a starter somewhere.  I hope he gets a sweet deal somewhere.
 
2018-02-05 02:34:16 PM  
Yes, more quarterbacks always solves the problem.
 
2018-02-05 02:34:49 PM  
Backup to Brady.

/book it, done
 
2018-02-05 02:35:06 PM  
OK, just ship Philadelphia another first round pick like you did for Bradford and I'm sure they'll be happy to oblige.
 
2018-02-05 02:38:21 PM  
The Vikings did not get any closer to a super bowl last time they hired a super bowl MVP to be quarterback. In fact Favre lost to the Saints in spectacular fashion that time. Instead of winning like they did with Keenum
 
2018-02-05 02:41:13 PM  

mikaloyd: The Vikings did not get any closer to a super bowl last time they hired a super bowl MVP to be quarterback. In fact Favre lost to the Saints in spectacular fashion that time. Instead of winning like they did with Keenum


I have some bad news.
 
2018-02-05 02:51:27 PM  

bighairyguy: Yes, more quarterbacks always solves the problem.


It's worked wonders for Cleveland.
 
2018-02-05 02:53:46 PM  

boxbot2000: mikaloyd: The Vikings did not get any closer to a super bowl last time they hired a super bowl MVP to be quarterback. In fact Favre lost to the Saints in spectacular fashion that time. Instead of winning like they did with Keenum

I have some bad news.


They beat the saints with keenum. Miracle in Minneapolis  think they called it
 
2018-02-05 03:20:29 PM  
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2018-02-05 03:32:34 PM  
He should stay where he is.  And this is why:

1.  Wentz already got injure 2/3 through the best season of his life.  There is an exceedingly excellent chance that is going to happen again.  So the Eagle still need the back up.
2.  He gets on well with Pederson.
3.  He gets on well with the entire team.
4.  The fans love him.

To start over somewhere else, just because he gets to be the starter would likely prove disastrous to his career.
 
2018-02-05 03:33:42 PM  
Nick joins the ranks of Trent Dilfer, Doug Williams and Jeff Hostetler.
 
2018-02-05 03:46:36 PM  

durbnpoisn: He should stay where he is.  And this is why:

1.  Wentz already got injure 2/3 through the best season of his life.  There is an exceedingly excellent chance that is going to happen again.  So the Eagle still need the back up.
2.  He gets on well with Pederson.
3.  He gets on well with the entire team.
4.  The fans love him.

To start over somewhere else, just because he gets to be the starter would likely prove disastrous to his career.


I disagree.   He'll never be worth more than he is right this minute, and spending the next year or two sitting on the Eagle's bench won't be any better for his career.  He can get a nice contract somewhere and actually see some play time, and the Eagles will get a good trade for him too.  The fans and the team will never not love that dude after yesterday.
 
2018-02-05 03:53:03 PM  

HoboCop: durbnpoisn: He should stay where he is.  And this is why:

1.  Wentz already got injure 2/3 through the best season of his life.  There is an exceedingly excellent chance that is going to happen again.  So the Eagle still need the back up.
2.  He gets on well with Pederson.
3.  He gets on well with the entire team.
4.  The fans love him.

To start over somewhere else, just because he gets to be the starter would likely prove disastrous to his career.

I disagree.   He'll never be worth more than he is right this minute, and spending the next year or two sitting on the Eagle's bench won't be any better for his career.  He can get a nice contract somewhere and actually see some play time, and the Eagles will get a good trade for him too.  The fans and the team will never not love that dude after yesterday.


If you have seen any interviews with Nick, he almost retired last year and his wife and family had to talk him into giving it another try.  Nick also has a fit in Philly that he will not have anywhere else... and a coach that tailors the offense to the strengths of his players instead of forcing his will on everyone.  Being that he seems to want to retire and become a pastor, being a backup will afford him a great opportunity in the locker room and to further his education in that area.  Anywhere else, he will be stuck being a starter and all the pressure that comes along with it.  IF he was going to retire, I doubt money will be a big factor in his decision.
 
2018-02-05 04:01:34 PM  
Breaking News: Nick Foles has just thrown another 60 yard bomb for a touchdown
 
2018-02-05 04:02:36 PM  

dwrash: If you have seen any interviews with Nick, he almost retired last year and his wife and family had to talk him into giving it another try.  Nick also has a fit in Philly that he will not have anywhere else... and a coach that tailors the offense to the strengths of his players instead of forcing his will on everyone.  Being that he seems to want to retire and become a pastor, being a backup will afford him a great opportunity in the locker room and to further his education in that area.  Anywhere else, he will be stuck being a starter and all the pressure that comes along with it.  IF he was going to retire, I doubt money will be a big factor in his decision.


Of course if he really wants to retire then that's all true.  If he wants to continue a career in the NFL though, I still think his best bet is to take a trade as a starter somewhere.  It's obvious that they are a tight knit team and Pederson fits him very well as a coach.  Is that a good enough reason to stay, assuming he really wants to stay in the league beyond next year?
 
2018-02-05 04:26:05 PM  
Well, one thing is true...
There is pretty much zero chance that he will ever have another game like that one.  That game was historic for many different reasons.  And he took MVP!!

Not that it means it's time to give up.  But, man, where do you go from there?

On the other hand - this is the same guy that holds the record for the most touchdowns thrown in a game (7, I think).  And no one ever thought he would top that!
 
2018-02-05 04:34:56 PM  

degenerate-afro: Nick joins the ranks of Trent Dilfer, Doug Williams and Jeff Hostetler.


People who have won more Super Bowls than you have?
 
2018-02-05 04:37:43 PM  

durbnpoisn: He should stay where he is.  And this is why:

1.  Wentz already got injure 2/3 through the best season of his life.  There is an exceedingly excellent chance that is going to happen again.  So the Eagle still need the back up.


Exceedingly excellent chance? Based on what, exactly?
 
2018-02-05 04:40:42 PM  
He should just ride out the rest of his time in Philly on the bench.  Good money, fans love him, maybe play a game or two if Wentz gets hurt, and less chance of getting a concussion or other serious injury.  Life is good for Foles right now.  He should just chill out.
 
2018-02-05 04:44:14 PM  

HoboCop: dwrash: If you have seen any interviews with Nick, he almost retired last year and his wife and family had to talk him into giving it another try.  Nick also has a fit in Philly that he will not have anywhere else... and a coach that tailors the offense to the strengths of his players instead of forcing his will on everyone.  Being that he seems to want to retire and become a pastor, being a backup will afford him a great opportunity in the locker room and to further his education in that area.  Anywhere else, he will be stuck being a starter and all the pressure that comes along with it.  IF he was going to retire, I doubt money will be a big factor in his decision.

Of course if he really wants to retire then that's all true.  If he wants to continue a career in the NFL though, I still think his best bet is to take a trade as a starter somewhere.  It's obvious that they are a tight knit team and Pederson fits him very well as a coach.  Is that a good enough reason to stay, assuming he really wants to stay in the league beyond next year?


https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/05/sport/​s​uper-bowl-lii-mvp-nick-foles/index.htm​l
 
2018-02-05 04:50:55 PM  
gonna be alot  of competition for Foles  and he won't come cheap  to trade for .    I am not sure the Vikings should go for him . i feel they should stick with Keenum.

Also i think other teams are better placed to offer more than the Vikings could or should.
 
2018-02-05 04:54:33 PM  

grimlock1972: i feel they should stick with Keenum.


I still can't quite believe this is a rational argument.  It's like saying random team should stick with Kyle Orton.
 
2018-02-05 04:55:48 PM  
Wow, Minny turned on Keenum quickly.
 
2018-02-05 04:55:54 PM  
Post from 2035: Goddamn Eagles in the Super Bowl AGAIN with "Goat" Foles?? I'm rooting for the Patriots.
 
2018-02-05 04:58:46 PM  

degenerate-afro: Nick joins the ranks of Trent Dilfer, Doug Williams and Jeff Hostetler.


Nick is worlds better than any of those QBs and did a whole lot more than they did in the SB.
 
2018-02-05 05:01:11 PM  

theknuckler_33: durbnpoisn: He should stay where he is.  And this is why:

1.  Wentz already got injure 2/3 through the best season of his life.  There is an exceedingly excellent chance that is going to happen again.  So the Eagle still need the back up.

Exceedingly excellent chance? Based on what, exactly?


Based on the fact that he was injured badly enough to have to sit out the rest of the season.

Contrary to what you may think about "if it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger", there is very little chance that even with a full recovery, that knee will be 100%  It's going to give him trouble forever.

I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one one TV.  But that is what I think.

Having said that - I'm a fan of Wentz, and I hope I'm wrong about that.  Besides, whether a fan or not, he's a great player, and I don't want to see his career ruined!
 
2018-02-05 05:01:54 PM  

Summoner101: grimlock1972: i feel they should stick with Keenum.

I still can't quite believe this is a rational argument.  It's like saying random team should stick with Kyle Orton.


Keenum played gret this past season. it was more than just him who went tits up in the NFC championship game.
 
2018-02-05 05:03:11 PM  

durbnpoisn: He should stay where he is.  And this is why:

1.  Wentz already got injure 2/3 through the best season of his life.  There is an exceedingly excellent chance that is going to happen again.  So the Eagle still need the back up.
2.  He gets on well with Pederson.
3.  He gets on well with the entire team.
4.  The fans love him.

To start over somewhere else, just because he gets to be the starter would likely prove disastrous to his career.


Backup QB is one of the best gigs gigs ever if you're not an egomaniac (ie. Can live without "I should be a starter" gnawing at you)
 
2018-02-05 05:29:54 PM  
sotua: Backup QB is one of the best gigs gigs ever if you're not an egomaniac (ie. Can live without "I should be a starter" gnawing at you)\

"He's right you know, Foles, I just cash the checks and stand on the sideline looking concerned".

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2018-02-05 05:41:04 PM  
Can someone explain why Teddy Bridgewater is damn near a bust to most people? 

Sure he had that bad knee injury, but sports surgery has proven that's not a career ender anymore. 
He had an average rookie season on a team that was much less loaded than now.
 
2018-02-05 05:46:11 PM  

bionicjoe: Can someone explain why Teddy Bridgewater is damn near a bust to most people? 

Sure he had that bad knee injury, but sports surgery has proven that's not a career ender anymore. 
He had an average rookie season on a team that was much less loaded than now.


He was an average QB at his best.  He also busted his leg badly enough that had it been five years ago it would have required amputation.
 
2018-02-05 05:49:22 PM  

grimlock1972: Summoner101: grimlock1972: i feel they should stick with Keenum.

I still can't quite believe this is a rational argument.  It's like saying random team should stick with Kyle Orton.

Keenum played gret this past season. it was more than just him who went tits up in the NFC championship game.


Funny how when a team loses the only solution anyone can think of is to cut the head off.
 
2018-02-05 07:16:35 PM  
For the real trolljob, Brady retires and Foles gets traded to become the new QB for the Pats.
 
2018-02-05 07:34:38 PM  
The Eagles don't have an incentive to trade Nick Foles at the moment.   Wentz is hurt will he be healthy for week 1?  Do the Eagles want to defend their Super Bowl with Nate Sudfeld as starting QB?
Therefore to get Foles a team will have to pony up something to get the Eagles to assume a risky plan B is Wentz can't go.  Alex Smith netted a young CB and a 3rd rounder.  I'd assume the Eagles would want at least a 2nd rounder to consider moving him
 
2018-02-05 08:36:21 PM  

Nefarious: The Eagles don't have an incentive to trade Nick Foles at the moment.   Wentz is hurt will he be healthy for week 1?  Do the Eagles want to defend their Super Bowl with Nate Sudfeld as starting QB?
Therefore to get Foles a team will have to pony up something to get the Eagles to assume a risky plan B is Wentz can't go.  Alex Smith netted a young CB and a 3rd rounder.  I'd assume the Eagles would want at least a 2nd rounder to consider moving him


You misspelled 1st rounder.
 
2018-02-05 09:21:32 PM  

durbnpoisn: Well, one thing is true...
There is pretty much zero chance that he will ever have another game like that one.  That game was historic for many different reasons.  And he took MVP!!

Not that it means it's time to give up.  But, man, where do you go from there?

On the other hand - this is the same guy that holds the record for the most touchdowns thrown in a game (7, I think).  And no one ever thought he would top that!


He had a better game the game before against "the top defense "

He also threw for 7 tds in a game once
 
2018-02-05 10:42:51 PM  

johnny_vegas: Nefarious: The Eagles don't have an incentive to trade Nick Foles at the moment.   Wentz is hurt will he be healthy for week 1?  Do the Eagles want to defend their Super Bowl with Nate Sudfeld as starting QB?
Therefore to get Foles a team will have to pony up something to get the Eagles to assume a risky plan B is Wentz can't go.  Alex Smith netted a young CB and a 3rd rounder.  I'd assume the Eagles would want at least a 2nd rounder to consider moving him

You misspelled 1st rounder.


This says that they're hoping Wentz will be back for Week 1:

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/​e​agles-carson-wentz-injury-update-knee-​return-2018-season-realistic-recovery/​g4ulbbvesyx31bo5lin5lbrpc

Still, though, the Eagles probably should tread very carefully here.  I doubt they make any move at all until training camp begins.
 
2018-02-05 10:56:34 PM  

jake_lex: johnny_vegas: Nefarious: The Eagles don't have an incentive to trade Nick Foles at the moment.   Wentz is hurt will he be healthy for week 1?  Do the Eagles want to defend their Super Bowl with Nate Sudfeld as starting QB?
Therefore to get Foles a team will have to pony up something to get the Eagles to assume a risky plan B is Wentz can't go.  Alex Smith netted a young CB and a 3rd rounder.  I'd assume the Eagles would want at least a 2nd rounder to consider moving him

You misspelled 1st rounder.

This says that they're hoping Wentz will be back for Week 1:

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/e​agles-carson-wentz-injury-update-knee-​return-2018-season-realistic-recovery/​g4ulbbvesyx31bo5lin5lbrpc

Still, though, the Eagles probably should tread very carefully here.  I doubt they make any move at all until training camp begins.


You are most likely right
 
2018-02-05 11:26:47 PM  

durbnpoisn: He should stay where he is.  And this is why:

1.  Wentz already got injure 2/3 through the best season of his life.  There is an exceedingly excellent chance that is going to happen again.  So the Eagle still need the back up.
2.  He gets on well with Pederson.
3.  He gets on well with the entire team.
4.  The fans love him.

To start over somewhere else, just because he gets to be the starter would likely prove disastrous to his career.


I think Foles wants to stay.
 
2018-02-05 11:28:45 PM  

jake_lex: This says that they're hoping Wentz will be back for Week 1:


Wentz will be back.  And Foles may have the last word with a year left on his contract.  But if someone comes along with a crazy offer for Foles, how do you say no?
 
2018-02-06 10:06:08 AM  
Depends on who my O-coordinator ends up being, honestly.

I was for the Favre shenanigans and I don't regret the move to this day. We wouldn't have had a chance to shiat ourselves in that NFC Championship game without him.

I was for the Bradford pick and I don't regret that move either. We felt we were a starting QB away from making a serious playoff run. The previous year we were a "Blair Walsh" from winning a playoff game and everyone now was a year older and smarter. Then the injury bug plague happened and we only went 8-8. If we had to ride with Shawn Hill and some other journeymen from free agency it would have been much worse frankly. We got a SOLID starting QB for a first round pick. For only one year of course, but hey we are in it to win it at this point.

So would I trade a first rounder for SB MVP Nick Foles? If we feel he is THAT much better than Keenum, then maybe. I think we all under estimated the talent Wents and Foles had around them. Would Keenum look that good if he had THAT O-Line? My O-line could hold it's own against another mediocre defense, you get a legit top 10 defense that likes to blitz in front of them and they can't keep up.

These are the questions that quickly need answers. I won't pretend to know what the right answer is till at the very least we get an O-coordinator in here. And while making sure I hadn't missed anything about this, it seems my GM is saying the same things I am. So we'll go from there.

Besides, was Keenum the reason we lost against the Eagles? He was A reason, not THE reason by any stretch. The O-line got out classed, our receivers didn't get open like they normally do, and our defense looked like decidedly overwhelmed by the Eagles offense. On top of it all, we basically got punched in the mouth in the first quarter and a half and had no response for that. I blame the Zimmer coaching staff for that. Hopefully it was just a learning experience. Hopefully.
 
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