Why would the New Orleans Saints trade for Nick Foles?

Nick Foles (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Nick Foles (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Saints need to make a trade before the deadline next week whether it’s at wide receiver, tight end, cornerback, or a pass-rusher. Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports, however, has the Saints going in a much different direction come the trade deadline, as they think they should part ways with a 2022 seventh-round pick to acquire… Nick Foles.


Here’s what Benjamin said about his puzzling trade proposal:

"Jameis Winston is locked in as New Orleans’ starter, even if the Saints have yet to fully turn him loose. But backup Taysom Hill, once healthy, is best deployed as a utility weapon for Winston to target. Foles could offer Sean Payton more traditional insurance for a potential surprise playoff run, and he’d happily hold a clipboard to get out of the cellar of Chicago’s QB room."

Yeah, no.

I’m usually open to most trades out there since the Saints need a lot of help, especially on the offensive side of the ball. I wouldn’t even be opposted to them trading for a quarterback but Nick Foles? You’ve gotta be kidding me.

Trading for Nick Foles would be an idiotic move for New Orleans Saints

Foles is most known for leading the Eagles to a Super Bowl title in the 2017 season. He had played for the Eagles from 2012-2014 before being traded to the Rams where he played in 2015. In 2016, he took on the backup role in Kansas City before reuniting with Doug Pederson in Philadelphia and well — The rest is history.

Foles signed a massive deal with the Jaguars in 2019 and was soon outperformed by Gardner Minshew, who took over as the starter. Foles then went to Chicago in 2020 where he remains to this day. He’s third on the depth chart in the Windy City, sitting squarely behind Justin Fields and Andy Dalton.

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I’m all for New Orleans adding help at the quarterback position but Nick Foles isn’t the answer. This team needs help on the offensive side of the ball but trading for Foles would be a really stupid move for them to make with all of the other holes they have on the roster.