Nick Foles Reportedly Turned Down Cleveland Browns Starting QB Job To Remain In Philly As Back-Up

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It appears that Nick Foles had no interest in becoming the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns. According to a report from NFL.com’s Michael Silver, the Browns attempted to trade for Foles before the draft but apparently the Eagles backup QB was given the courtesy to either reject or accept the deal and he decided to pass.

Via NFL.com

Shortly before the start of the league year, the Philadelphia Eagles turned down a potential trade that would have sent Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles to the Cleveland Browns for the 35th overall pick in the 2018 draft, according to three sources familiar with the talks.

Before rejecting the deal, two sources said, the Eagles ran the scenario by Foles, who said he preferred to remain in Philadelphia. In April, the Eagles and Foles agreed to a re-worked contract that gave him a $2 million bonus for 2018 and allowed him to earn up to $14 million in incentives, while creating a “mutual option” for him to remain with the team in 2019. (Basically, Foles is free to leave if he pays back the $2 million.)

Can’t blame Foles for choosing to stay with a Super Bowl contender instead of the shitshow that is the Cleveland Browns.

h/t Deadspin

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