Nick FolesQB KC (5) 5 days ago
Foles had a big second preseason showing with the Chiefs, completing 18 of 22 passes for 133 yards.
Foles replaced Alex Smith in the contest and led the team for a large portion of the game. He appears to have distanced himself from the other quarterbacks on the roster (Tyler Bray, Aaron Murray, Kevin Hogan) for the backup job, and may have solidified himself in that role with this performance. Regardless, it would take an Alex Smith injury for him to enter the fantasy picture.
Nick FolesQB KC (5) 3 weeks ago9 Comments
Foles was the first quarterback to replace Alex Smith at Monday's practice, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.
Though Foles is currently listed behind Smith, Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray on the Chiefs' initial posted depth chart, the newcomer is getting more and more of the squad's second-team snaps behind Smith and we suspect that it wont be long before Foles moves up to the No. 2 spot officially.
Nick FolesQB KC (5) 3 weeks ago
Foles will see some time under center in the Chiefs' first preseason game next Saturday against the Seahawks, the Kansas City Star reports.
While Foles may have an outside shot at securing the starting gig, but it's Alex Smith is nearly guaranteed to have that job. Given that the fifth-year quarterback began his career under Andy Reid, it could be a relatively quick learning curve for him, evidenced by the fact that he will see action in the first preseason game. The Chiefs currently have five quarterbacks under contract that are likely vying for three spots, and Foles may need to beat out Aaron Murray and Tyler Bray at the very least to secure his spot on the 53-man roster.
Nick FolesQB KC (5) 3 weeks ago
Foles agreed to terms with the Chiefs on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL.com reports.
Foles' signing with Kansas City spells a reunion with Andy Reid, who the quarterback during his rookie season in Philadelphia. Original rumors claimed that the Dallas Cowboys were front-runners to sign Foles after backup quarterback Kellen Moore broke his ankle early in training camp, but the the Chiefs rose up as a suitor for Foles Wednesday evening and got the deal done. The fifth-year quarterback will likely back up Alex Smith in Kansas City, but has proven himself serviceable when called upon, throwing 53 touchdowns and 27 interceptions in 39 games over the course of his career.
Nick FolesQB KC (5) 1 month ago4 Comments
Foles was released by the Rams on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Rams made it clear when they traded for the number one pick in the draft and drafted Jared Goff that Foles was not the starting quarterback of their future. The team looked to trade Foles and were unable to find a partner, so they granted the quarterback's request for his release. He will not go through waivers and is currently a free agent, though it's unclear who he'll look to sign with. Last season, Foles threw for 2,052 yards, seven touchdowns, and 10 interceptions while completing 56.4 percent of his passes.
Nick FolesQB KC (5) 1 month ago
Foles is expected to go through the Rams' training camp until the team can locate a trade partner elsewhere, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Foles has made no mistake of his desire to be traded after the Rams drafted Jared Goff No. 1 overall earlier this offseason, and even missed offseason workouts to drive his point home. However, with no deal in place at the moment, Foles will likely have to wait until a quarterback vacancy arises on another team before his trade request can be granted, so he's planned to attend training camp with the Rams while hoping for a resolution to his situation.
Nick FolesQB KC (5) 3 months ago7 Comments
Foles skipped the start of the Rams' OTAs on Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.
Foles is protesting the selection of Jared Goff with the first overall pick, and is therefore angling for a trade or release. It's not clear whether one is more likely than the other, nor whether the Rams are willing to merely wait out his protest and try to keep him around instead. No one views Foles as a long-term quarterback option, so he might be harming his own trade value by demonstrating an unwillingness to play for a team with ambitions of securing a high draft pick at quarterback.
Nick FolesQB KC (5) 4 months ago28 Comments
Foles has garnered interest from several potential trade suitors, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Foles is certainly a candidate to be traded this week, as the Rams are not only expected to select another quarterback with the No. 1 pick of the draft, but also retained Case Keenum through their first-round tender offer. That seemingly leaves Foles, who's entering the final year of the two-year, $24.5 million contract he signed last offseason, available to end up elsewhere, and there are reportedly several teams interested in his services as a potential starting quarterback.
Nick FolesQB KC (5) 4 months ago
Foles' future with the Rams is probably the most uncertain among the team's quarterbacks, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Foles signed a lucrative two-year, $24.5 million contract after being traded to the Rams last offseason, but was eventually benched after failing to live up to expectations. Since then, the Rams have not only traded for the No. 1 pick in the draft, where they're expected to select a quarterback, but the team has also offered a first-round tender to Case Keenum, and expressed interest in developing backup Sean Mannion. That leaves Foles as a glorified reserve who could garner interest on the trade market, thus making his outlook this season potentially subject to change.
Nick FolesQB KC (5) 9 months ago
Foles completed just 15 of 35 passes for 146 yards and an interception in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
The nightmare season continued for the 26-year-old, who failed to throw a touchdown pass for the fourth consecutive start and posted what was surprisingly only his second-worst yardage total of the year. Case Keenum was able to serve as the Rams' backup after receiving clearance under the league's concussion protocol prior to the game, and Foles' putrid performance will likely land him back in a reserve role in next week's game against the Lions.