Nick Foles once served as the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback. He is about to be rejoining his former team. The Eagles had an opening in their backup slot, and they imagined a future with Foles, and brought their vision to life.
Last season he played for the Chiefs. When Foles first signed with his former team, the Kansas City Chiefs, his deal included an option for his 2017 season. The Chiefs decided not to pick up his 2017 option, which allowed him to become a free agent. When the Eagles eyed Foles on the free agent market, they quickly jumped into action.
Philadelphia and Foles reached agreement on a two-year deal, according to NBC Sports. For the second time in his career, he will be rejoining the team he played a few years ago. Philadelphia first parted ways with Foles before the 2015 season. They sent him out in a trade deal to the Rams in exchange for Sam Bradford.
Bradford’s time with the Eagles did not turn out to be long. He is now with the Minnesota Vikings, and Foles is heading back to Philadelphia and being reunited with the team. Foles place with the team may be simple.
He is not expected to be the starter for the Philadelphia Eagles. Their starter is Carson Wentz, who has proven himself deserving of the starting gig. With Wentz as the starter, it means Foles will be the backup for him.
Foles is coming off a solid season of work. When quarterback Alex Smith was injured for the Chiefs, Foles stepped up and filled in his shoes. He filled in his shoes well, in Week Eight, helping Kansas City defeat the Colts. That was not the only win he carried the Chiefs to either.
He did it again, a week later. His time as the starter ended up being cut short due to Smith’s return. With Smith back in action, it sent Foles back to the bench. In one of the most competitive divisions in the league, the AFC West, the Chiefs held more than their own.
With thanks to Foles stepping up for them when Smith fell to injury, Kansas City wrapped up the season with the best view of the AFC West, going 12-4, tied with the Oakland Raiders. Now he will be heading to the Eagles to help them transform their losing team to a winning one. Last season the Eagles finished last lace of the NFC East going 7-9. The Eagles missed the postseason by a longshot, but next season they are aiming to correct that.
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Commentary by Cody Macleod