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Nick Foles heading back to Eagles on two-year deal

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The Eagles and quarterback Nick Foles parted ways before the 2015 season when Foles was traded to the Rams for Sam Bradford, but Bradford’s now in Minnesota and Foles is headed back to Philadelphia.

The Eagles announced that Foles has signed a two-year deal with the Eagles. He became a free agent when the Chiefs opted not to pick up his option for the 2017 season.

Foles had a rough season with the Rams and signed with the Chiefs last summer after he was released by Los Angeles. He had a strong outing in relief of an injured Alex Smith to beat the Colts in Week Eight and the team won again with Foles starting the next week, but Smith returned to action and Foles returned to the bench after that.

With Foles on board as a backup to Carson Wentz, the Eagles could try to make a trade involving Chase Daniel to a team still in the market for a quarterback. Daniel spent four years with the Saints and Jets offensive coordinator John Morton had a couple of stints on Sean Payton’s staff, which could put them in the mix for Daniel’s services if the Eagles do look to move him.

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  1. eaglesw00t says: Mar 13, 2017 9:03 AM

    Yeah…better get on that phone to get rid of Daniel, Howie. That’s a lot of money tied up in backup QBs, when your starter is a healthy 23yo.

    Im curious what we are going to pay Foles again…

  2. claydefayette says: Mar 13, 2017 9:04 AM

    Good insurance policy albeit Foles saw his best days under a different regime, Andy Reid’s to be exact. As a Giants fan, can’t help but think how much better off Wentz would be with Kansas City’s coach…

  3. briang123 says: Mar 13, 2017 9:06 AM

    Seems to me they are already admitting what everyone knows , that Wentz is a bust. The Cowboys were brilliant enough to wait and get Prescott cheap and the Eagles mortgaged their future for a Division II nothing.

  4. tvguy22 says: Mar 13, 2017 9:07 AM

    Napoleon!

  5. tvguy22 says: Mar 13, 2017 9:08 AM

    briang123 says:
    Mar 13, 2017 9:06 AM

    Seems to me they are already admitting what everyone knows , that Wentz is a bust. The Cowboys were brilliant enough to wait and get Prescott cheap and the Eagles mortgaged their future for a Division II nothing.

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    Nice try, troll.

  6. blitzinc43 says: Mar 13, 2017 9:10 AM

    As a close friend of the organization Foles is in the hall of fame because of that 7 TD game. Just saying.

  7. 6thsense10 says: Mar 13, 2017 9:12 AM

    briang123 says:
    Mar 13, 2017 9:06 AM
    Seems to me they are already admitting what everyone knows , that Wentz is a bust. The Cowboys were brilliant enough to wait and get Prescott cheap and the Eagles mortgaged their future for a Division II nothing.
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    Seriously??? Could it be that they have a back up QB, Chase Daniels, under a 3 year $21 million contract and they feel that’s a tad bit much to be paying a backup QB? And if you’re wondering why Chase has that contract it was signed last season before the Eagles were able to swing the trade that got them Wentz and Daniels was supposed to come in and compete with Bradford for the starting QB position.

  8. exinsidetrader says: Mar 13, 2017 9:15 AM

    So the Eagles get to keep everything from the Bradford trade and still get Foles back for free. Looks like someone has been watching the Patriots.

  9. greenbleeder says: Mar 13, 2017 9:18 AM

    Chase is already traded.
    We’re just waiting to see where and for what.
    Go Birds.

  10. tostitochip says: Mar 13, 2017 9:21 AM

    “Seems to me they are already admitting what everyone knows , that Wentz is a bust. The Cowboys were brilliant enough to wait and get Prescott cheap and the Eagles mortgaged their future for a Division II nothing.”

    Sounds like a delusional cowgirls fan..How is Wentz a bust when other players from other teams praised him..Picking up a backup QB is your evidence of that, eh? .Alshon Jeffery turned down the Colts, Bears, and Vikings and took less money to play with Wentz..Cowgirls weren’t brilliant as Jerry wanted Wentz, they took Prescott because they had no other choice and he turned out to be great. And Howie got back their 1st round pick and basically gave up their future 2nd round and 3rd round pick for a franchise QB…..yeah mortgaging the future alright…smh..why don’t you actually pay attention to football instead of hearing nonsense from “nfl analysts”

  11. vicksdawgpound says: Mar 13, 2017 9:22 AM

    @Briang123

    Come on man…… I know you can’t be that stupid…..I really hope your just trying to troll….cuz everyone knows Cowboys got lucky with Dak they clearly had a 4th round grade on him just like everyone else. Dallas clearly wanted Paxton Lynch and lucked in to Dak when Denver wouldn’t trade. Either learn what you are talking about or don’t speak at all. ….. You little keyboard warrior you………Some peoples kids……..geez…..

  12. thesmartestmanever says: Mar 13, 2017 9:28 AM

    Perfect fit. Files knows the system, and he appears to no longer look like Napolean Dynamite. Win win

  13. boiler72 says: Mar 13, 2017 9:33 AM

    briang123 says:
    Mar 13, 2017 9:06 AM

    Seems to me they are already admitting what everyone knows , that Wentz is a bust. The Cowboys were brilliant enough to wait and get Prescott cheap and the Eagles mortgaged their future for a Division II nothing.
    ________________________________

    Do you even watch football?

  14. jpmcarlo says: Mar 13, 2017 9:38 AM

    Cardinals missed the boat on Foles for the second time….. With Palmer 1 hit away from retirement and Drew Stanton as the only other qb, Foles could have been an excellent backup and possible future starting qb. The only year he had starting with a legitimate football team he threw 27 tds and only 2 picks.

  15. cmtumd says: Mar 13, 2017 9:39 AM

    Seems to me they are already admitting what everyone knows , that Wentz is a bust. The Cowboys were brilliant enough to wait and get Prescott cheap and the Eagles mortgaged their future for a Division II nothing.
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    Thanks for that, I needed a laugh this morning.

  16. QB Film Room says: Mar 13, 2017 9:39 AM

    LOL. wow. weird

  17. QB Film Room says: Mar 13, 2017 9:40 AM

    Or is this Howie stock piling QB’s yet again to deal one of em in Aug? LOL

  18. flavordave says: Mar 13, 2017 9:43 AM

    Beiang123 – seems to me that you a tough time reading things and then interpreting them. Could be a learning disorder. Get checked out today.

  19. thetooloftools says: Mar 13, 2017 9:45 AM

    “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” – Bon Jovi …. good luck Nick. Stay healthy and kick (|) !

  20. flaccodelic says: Mar 13, 2017 9:51 AM

    Great plan, except for one problem: Who wants Chase Daniels?

  21. tonyzendejas says: Mar 13, 2017 9:51 AM

    Lost in this story is the fact that the Chiefs are STILL sticking with Alex Smith, aka the guy with a high school quarterback’s skill set that somehow became a starter in the NFL.

  22. goldtooth80 says: Mar 13, 2017 9:52 AM

    I think hes a good QB. I was hoping the giants would sign him as a backup and potentially rejuvenate him back into a starter to replace Eli.

  23. blowfishes says: Mar 13, 2017 10:03 AM

    So glad he wasn’t signed by the Vikings to backup Bradford. When he played for the Rams he was inaccurate, passive, and looked like he was simply earning a paycheck rather than wanting to play the game.

    I’d rather the Vikings signed Ponder as backup as he at least still loves the game, knows the setup, and would be an intellegent mind on the sideline.

    His lack of arm strength would also be less of a problem as Shumer’s system can switch to short passES if Ponder was ever called into action.

  24. QB Film Room says: Mar 13, 2017 10:05 AM

    YES!!! ^^^ Tony Gonzales is elite. Smith throws like a HS JV QB! Now he has developed that over time to be manageble but still!

  25. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 13, 2017 10:14 AM

    ..I’m just wondering how much of a hit the Eagles will take if we just cut Chase? I doubt we;ll get more than a 5th or 6th round pick for him.

  26. footballisnotthatimportant says: Mar 13, 2017 10:15 AM

    So the Eagles get to keep everything from the Bradford trade and still get Foles back for free. Looks like someone has been watching the Patriots.
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    Actually it’s the Patriots who watch everyone else.

  27. eaglesnoles05 says: Mar 13, 2017 10:17 AM

    Good move. Surely his K in less that the 3/$21m CDaniel has, so there’s a good chance at freeing some more cap room by moving CDaniel eventually. They need the room just to sign draft picks at this point. And then, let’s roll. Young team, already maybe overacheived a little at times last year.

    Seriously, say what you want, but catching the football was THE major problem last year. In theory that is solved.

  28. cosmicredneck81 says: Mar 13, 2017 10:22 AM

    I don’t know I for one as a cowboys fan hope that Wentz ain’t a bust I think it would be awesome to have a dak vs Wentz matchup for the next 10 years it’d be like Brady vs Manning

  29. lscratchingthesurface says: Mar 13, 2017 10:23 AM

    Kansas City does not want Chase back.

  30. jimkempner says: Mar 13, 2017 10:23 AM

    exinsidetrader says:
    Mar 13, 2017 9:15 AM

    So the Eagles get to keep everything from the Bradford trade and still get Foles back for free. Looks like someone has been watching the Patriots.
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    Except for that 2nd rounder. Instead of getting a 2nd rounder to allow the Rams to get rid of Bradford’s $15M contract, Chip Kelly, the genius, gave them Foles plus a 2nd.

  31. FrankRizzo says: Mar 13, 2017 10:36 AM

    I don’t know how ppl can continue to root for teams like Philly, Minn, Arizona, Cleveland, Cincy, Jax, SD.. they will never ever win a SB

  32. jimkempner says: Mar 13, 2017 10:37 AM

    During last year’s off-season, Roseman signed Bradford and, because of his injury history, signed Chase Daniel as a back-up, stabilizing the QB position. He then lucked out and managed to draft a franchise QB. When the opportunity arose, he traded Bradford and with Wentz having 1 year experience, he is no longer in need of a high salaried Chase Daniels type back-up. I just wonder whether anyone would trade for Daniels. Foles is not only a good back-up, he has upside. After his extraordinary 2013 season, Foles seemed to regress to his college bad habits and for some reason the coaches weren’t able to get him back to 2013 form.

  33. nyneal says: Mar 13, 2017 10:40 AM

    Foles must really be bad. Even the Jets didn’t want him.

  34. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 13, 2017 10:44 AM

    blowfishes says:
    Mar 13, 2017 10:03 AM
    So glad he wasn’t signed by the Vikings to backup Bradford. When he played for the Rams he was inaccurate, passive, and looked like he was simply earning a paycheck rather than wanting to play the game.

    I’d rather the Vikings signed Ponder as backup as he at least still loves the game, knows the setup, and would be an intellegent mind on the sideline.

    His lack of arm strength would also be less of a problem as Shumer’s system can switch to short passES if Ponder was ever called into action.
    ========

    32 out of 32 NFL GMs would take Nick Foles over Christian Ponder in a heartbeat. It’s not even close. Foles was 2-0 as a starter last year and didn’t throw a pick. For his career, he has 56 TDs and 27 ints (better than 2 to 1) and that includes the year spent with the Rams, the team where QBs go to die.

  35. EvilAdam says: Mar 13, 2017 10:45 AM

    The prodigal son returns

  36. steves11 says: Mar 13, 2017 10:58 AM

    I think the number that’s important is how much they’ll save if they CUT Daniel, since I can’t imagine any team taking on his salary, unless the Eagles emulate the Browns and give away some draft choices too. If the numbers work out, then I’m all for this move. I’d much rather have Foles as a backup than Daniel.

  37. baldbuc says: Mar 13, 2017 10:58 AM

    But wait, you guys said he was signing with the Bucs a couple of days ago. Glad I didn’t order a jersey.

  38. steves11 says: Mar 13, 2017 11:00 AM

    “that includes the year spent with the Rams, the team where QBs go to die”

    Excluding Kurt Warner, of course.

  39. dawkphan says: Mar 13, 2017 11:14 AM

    Welcome Foles back into the fold. strong backup !

  40. clayjtitan66 says: Mar 13, 2017 11:28 AM

    I’d take Chase over Cutler.

  41. blowfishes says: Mar 13, 2017 11:33 AM

    tostitochip says:
    Mar 13, 2017 9:21 AM
    Alshon Jeffery turned down the Colts, Bears, and Vikings and took less money to play with Wentz…

    No he didn’t. The Eagles offered him the highest annual salary out of all teams and he took the $14m one year deal over longer term deals that offered more total guaranteed money obviously spread over more years but annually less.

    He is basically saying that he’ll take the $14m guaranteed this year, and if he has a great season, then he’ll either get a similar deal next year, or he’ll get a longer term deal for a higher per year salary than the Vikings offered this year.

  42. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 13, 2017 11:34 AM

    steves11 says:
    Mar 13, 2017 11:00 AM
    “that includes the year spent with the Rams, the team where QBs go to die”

    Excluding Kurt Warner, of course.

    =====

    Good point, but I was obviously referring to recent Rams regimes, not who was coaching there 18 years ago.

  43. Youknowimright says: Mar 13, 2017 11:38 AM

    This is turning into a dream team. this could really be the year the eagles win the super bowl.
    BAHHHHHHHHHHHHHWAHHHHHHHHHHHH.

  44. blowfishes says: Mar 13, 2017 11:45 AM

    Foles game against the Vikings when playing for the Rams was extremely poor. I’m talking Josh Freeman playing for the Vikings against the Giants bad!

    He consistently overthrew very athletic receivers by ten yards or more. He barely generated anything beyond a three and out the whole game. Maybe Zimmer’s defensive scheme confused him, but he didn’t impress me in the slightest.

  45. jim699 says: Mar 13, 2017 12:03 PM

    I’m starting to wonder if maybe we shouldn’t hold that bad year with the Rams against him… Seems like every QB has had a bad time with the Rams under Jeff Fisher.

  46. blogatron2000 says: Mar 13, 2017 12:06 PM

    Saw a report that Chase Daniel has asked to be released and the Eagles are going to comply. Chase back in KC is not out of the question and quite frankly makes a lot of sense from this Chiefs fan’s perspective.

  47. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 13, 2017 12:07 PM

    blowfishes says:
    Mar 13, 2017 11:45 AM
    Foles game against the Vikings when playing for the Rams was extremely poor. I’m talking Josh Freeman playing for the Vikings against the Giants bad!

    He consistently overthrew very athletic receivers by ten yards or more. He barely generated anything beyond a three and out the whole game. Maybe Zimmer’s defensive scheme confused him, but he didn’t impress me in the slightest.
    =========

    You’re right, he was bad in that game, and that was part of his wasted year in St. Louis. But you should try and form your football analysis based upon a little more than how he did against your favorite team.

    And I doubt every drive was a three and out. They scored 18 points and you needed overtime to beat them.

  48. bassplucker says: Mar 13, 2017 12:12 PM

    That won’t be awkward.

  49. drunkraider says: Mar 13, 2017 1:16 PM

    Kc just lost their best QB

  50. QB Film Room says: Mar 13, 2017 1:32 PM

    Foles is a Pro Bowler

  51. Youknowimright says: Mar 13, 2017 2:25 PM

    It is more like, “Foles is a Pro Bowler ?”

  52. eaglesw00t says: Mar 13, 2017 2:57 PM

    No he didn’t. The Eagles offered him the highest annual salary out of all teams and he took the $14m one year deal over longer term deals that offered more total guaranteed money obviously spread over more years but annually less.

    He is basically saying that he’ll take the $14m guaranteed this year, and if he has a great season, then he’ll either get a similar deal next year, or he’ll get a longer term deal for a higher per year salary than the Vikings offered this year.

    ——————–

    Except the fact that the $14 mill deal isn’t a $14 mill deal. Its $11.5 plus $2.5 in incentives. But don’t let those silly little things like facts get in the way of your perfectly uneducated rant…

  53. douchebigelow says: Mar 13, 2017 3:25 PM

    Nineteen Sixty and counting

  54. vusnu says: Mar 13, 2017 3:28 PM

    So when everything shakes out from the Sam Bradford-Nick Foles trade, Eagles will effectively have just traded their 2016 second round pick for the Vikings 2017 first round pick. Not a bad deal at all.

  55. vusnu says: Mar 13, 2017 3:30 PM

    blogatron2000 says:
    Mar 13, 2017 12:06 PM

    Saw a report that Chase Daniel has asked to be released and the Eagles are going to comply. Chase back in KC is not out of the question and quite frankly makes a lot of sense from this Chiefs fan’s perspective.
    ===================

    Why would Chase ask for his release from a high paying contract with the Eagles to sign a lower paying contract to be a backup with the Chiefs?

  56. jonwill57 says: Mar 13, 2017 4:34 PM

    @jonathankrobinson424 says:
    Mar 13, 2017 10:14 AM

    ..I’m just wondering how much of a hit the Eagles will take if we just cut Chase? I doubt we;ll get more than a 5th or 6th round pick for him.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    $7 million dead cap hit. $8 million cap space saved in 2018!

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