2. Nick Foles
If you can’t beat him, trade for him? Nick Foles looked like Joe Montana in Super Bowl LII against the Patriots, completing 28-of-43 passes for 373 yards with three touchdowns and an interception on his way to earning MVP honors.
Trade speculation immediately surrounded Foles, but no teams were willing to meet a high asking price from Philadelphia. Head coach Doug Pederson has essentially guaranteed Foles will be back with the Eagles. More recently Foles acknowledged his place behind a healthy Carson Wentz, while also (and not surprisingly) saying he would love an opportunity to start again.
The Eagles have been through a scenario similar to this before. When Bridgewater went down two years ago, and Week 1 approaching, the Vikings were desperate for a starting quarterback. Sam Bradford was dealt to Minnesota for a return which included first-round pick, as Wentz stepped into the starting job right away as a rookie.
If Brady’s exit from the Patriots comes, it will probably come before the end of August and it won’t be due to a major injury. But a deal to get Foles would be an interesting fallback, if nothing else.