Cris Carter isn’t a Nick Foles guy.
The Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback may have given them their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history, but the Hall of Fame wide receiver-turned-talk show host isn’t sold.
Primary starter Carson Wentz posted a video on Instagram of him throwing footballs, and should he be good to go once the season begins, Foles will return to backup duty. His market presumably would be high because of his recent triumphs mixed with a quality quarterback-depleted market, and thus his name has been tossed around as possible trade bait.
Carter, however, ripped into Foles on Tuesday during his show “First Things First” on FOX Sports 1, saying that he has no business being a starting quarterback and in turn absolutely no market.
Take a listen:
While Foles may not be an elite talent, it is tough to eviscerate him when there are less accomplished quarterbacks who are either commanding a fair amount in the trade market or in free agency.
There is a little irony in this, however, because Carter said before the playoffs even began that he believed Foles could help carry the Eagles to the Super Bowl.
Sounds like he had a change of heart.