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Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his 34-yard touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffery (not pictured) during the first quarter against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Rob Carr/Getty Images

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has never started all 16 games in a season, but he could be a hot commodity this offseason for teams that are a quarterback away from contention. Last year’s Super Bowl MVP was recently listed by Sports Illustrated as one of five players who could be traded during Super Bowl week, and the Denver Broncos could have interest in the signal-caller.

Broncos beat reporter Mike Klis said the Broncos “may consider” a veteran option like Foles or Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco this offseason. Foles is the younger and cheaper option, and he has been successful more recently. Journeyman Case Keenum was largely ineffective as Denver’s starter in 2018.

The main concern for any team trying to acquire Foles this offseason is that it is unclear how that will be done, at this point. He could be traded in the coming weeks, like Sports Illustrated said, but the problem is he is set to become a free agent this offseason. The Eagles could either pick up a $20 million option on his contract and then trade him, or use the franchise tag and then trade him.

Philly might be inclined to do that because they could get more in return that way than they would otherwise. The franchise tag is the only surefire way to ensure they can trade him, as even if the Eagles pick up the option, Foles could technically pay $2 million to buy his freedom.

A report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport during the playoffs suggested Carson Wentz will be the Eagles’ starter going forward. Rapoport also said franchise tagging Foles and trading him is a realistic option for the Eagles. It is not yet clear what the asking price for Foles will be.

The Broncos are one of the betting favorites to get Foles, according to Oddsmakers. The Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars were among the other teams that need help at quarterback and could look into acquiring Foles.