quarterback Nick Foles He agreed to a two-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts, meeting coach Frank Reich, who was the Eagles’ offensive coordinator in 2017 when he led Philadelphia to the Super Bowl, a source confirmed to ESPN Monday.
The Eagles showed interest in a possible reunion with Foles before agreeing to the deal with the Colts, according to a source told ESPN Jeremy Fowler. The vultures also received commercial interest on Gardner Menchuthey discussed Foles but ultimately decided they would stick with their current room, which includes Minshew and the unpolished free agent Carson Strong behind the initiator Galen HurtsThe source said.
In Indianapolis, Foles will reserve for beginners Matt Ryanwho was acquired by the Colts in a deal from the Atlanta Falcons in this off-season.
Follis’ deal with the Colts was first reported by the NFL Network.
Other quarterbacks on the ponies depth chart include Sam EllingerChosen by the Colts in the sixth round of the 2021 Project, James Morgan And Jack Kwanwho signed with the Colts this off season as an unpolished free agent.
The Bears released Foles on May 1 in an expected move after Chicago signed the quarterback Trevor Simian In a free agency to back up Justin Fields.
The Bears originally acquired Foles two seasons ago in a commercial deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars for a fourth round of the draft. The Jaguars Foles signed a four-year, $88 million contract in 2019, but the player suffered a broken collarbone in the season opener and never regained a starting job from then-rookie Minshew.
After starting seven games in 2020, Super Bowl LII MVP scored only one start last season, leading the Bears to a 25-24 road win over the Seattle Seahawks as he threw for a 250 yard and touchdown pass.
A veteran in 10 seasons, Foles threw for 14,003 yards with 82 touchdowns and 43 interceptions.
He earned a Pro Bowl selection with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, but his most famous season came in 2017, under Reich, when he was called up to replace the injured Carson Wentz In Week 15. Later that season, he led the franchise to his first Super Bowl, completing 72.6% of his passes in the 2017 postseason for 971 yards, with only six touchdowns and one interception in three games.
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