July 27, 2016
Just a few seasons ago, Nick Foles helped Chip Kelly take the Eagles to the playoffs.
After Wally Pipping Michael Vick, Foles enjoyed a magical run, throwing for 27 touchdowns to only 2 interceptions. The Eagles finished second in Football Outsiders’ offensive DVOA, and more importantly, rallied from a 1-3 hole to win the NFC East.
Yeah, that seems like ancient history now.
That time Nick Foles threw SEVEN touchdown passes.— NFL (@NFL) July 27, 2016
In ONE game.
Now he's on the market. https://t.co/XG0Vc6m5qa
Foles requested his release from the Rams and the team granted it, source said.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 27, 2016
After an unhappy offseason that saw the addition of No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff in Los Angeles, Foles effectively lost a chance at starting because Goff is not expected to be on the Carson Wentz plan.
Foles had an up-and-down (more down than up, truthfully) 2014 season with the Eagles and then was traded to the St. Louis Rams for Sam Bradford and a second-round pick last offseason. Now after a disastrous 2015 campaign in St. Louis, Foles is currently looking for work.
Even if he might not be able to land a starting role, Foles should be picked up quickly. New York (Jets), Denver, and Dallas are among the teams that are already rumored to have interest.
And as our Jimmy Kempski noted, Foles was the highest paid backup quarterback in the NFL. With him cut, that honor now belongs to Chase Daniel and his three-year, $21 million contract.
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