From backup to Super Bowl LII MVP, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was the true underdog of the entire postseason. Since taking over for the injured Carson Wentz in the regular season, Foles managed to pull through and lead the Eagles to a thriller win over the Falcons in the divisional round and a dominant performance against the Vikings in the NFC championship.
Facing off against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, Brady was the better quarterback going in but Foles proved that anything is possible. Throwing for almost 400 yards, three touchdowns and catching a pass for a touchdown was unpredictable. Being named the Super Bowl MVP can mean Foles could have a big offseason if he is moved from Philadelphia.
The Buffalo Bills are one of the many teams that could be looking for a new quarterback. Tyrod Taylor’s future in Buffalo is uncertain and he could have played his last season with the team. The Bills can save major money by letting go of Taylor. If Taylor is to be released or traded, should the team look at a possible trade for Nick Foles?
Foles is on a cheap contract with the Eagles, but if he was to be in Buffalo, would he want more money? Still relatively young, Foles would have the opportunity to lead a rebuilding Bills offense, a unit that needs all the help they could use. While he may not be the franchise quarterback the Bills are looking for, he could very well be an improvement at the most crucial position there is on the offense.
A big factor that will help Foles this offseason if he is traded is that he was able to step up and be the teams’ biggest contributor for the Eagles. In the biggest game of them all, Foles produced more than expected and he stayed calm. This is a type of quarterback the Bills need. Not necessarily Foles himself, but the Bills best option right is to look at Foles and see what they can possibly do.
The Bills have many options for their quarterback controversy. Sign a veteran? Trade for someone? Or even draft a rookie?
Foles is still young and he has always been able to lead a team. The Bills need that leader now that they have finally broke their playoff drought.
Brandon Ray is a Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage and covers the Buffalo Bills. Follow him on Twitter at @brandon_ray79 and @FPC_Bills for Bills coverage.