3 Colts players with trade value that Indy should consider moving ahead of deadline
1. Colts could send Nick Foles to a QB-needy team
It’s reaching that time of the year when some teams are in desperate need of a quarterback to get them through the rest of the season. Maybe a team is going to be missing a starter for several more weeks and they need to compete now.
Nick Foles seems to always be that player that gets booted from team to team in his career. Typically it is during the offseason, but it could happen during the season. If there is a team that needs rest for their quarterback who is struggling due to injury, but continues to play because the team really needs them, this is the right move for the organization.
Right now, Foles sits as QB3 on the Colts’ roster after Indy bumped Sam Ehlinger up to the backup spot. Foles will now enter game day as a healthy scratch each week. Do the Colts need to carry three quarterbacks if there is virtually no plan to play him in a game by being inactive?
If you take a look at both teams in Los Angeles. They are both poised to do well and have a team that should compete in the playoffs. But right now, both teams are struggling due to lower levels of play by their quarterback.
Matthew Stafford is playing through a major shoulder injury and Justin Herbert is still nursing a rib injury. Justin is likely going to continue playing through the injury and hopes to return to good health. The Rams on the other hand may want to bring in a veteran leader that can take over the reins while Stafford gets some much-needed rest on the shoulder.
No better guy to lead a team ready for a playoff run than the quarterback that came in for an MVP candidate and ended up becoming the Super Bowl MVP. Ship Foles out of Indy for a sixth-round pick and call it a day.