The Rams said when they traded for Nick Foles that they wanted him to be their long-term answer at quarterback, and today they’ve taken a step toward ensuring that: Foles and the Rams have agreed on a two-year contract extension.
The two years are added to the one year remaining the deal Foles originally signed as a rookie with the Eagles, so he’s now under contract to St. Louis through 2017.
Foles arrived this offseason in a surprise trade, with the Rams sending Sam Bradford to the Eagles to get Foles and a second-round draft pick.
In 2013, Foles had one of the best statistical seasons in NFL history, throwing 27 touchdown passes and only two interceptions, and finishing the year with a passer rating of 119.2. In 2014 he was less impressive, missing eight games and having a passer rating of just 81.4. It’s unrealistic to think he’s going to have the kind of numbers he had in 2013 again, but the Rams believe Foles is a quality NFL starter, and will be in St. Louis for at least three seasons.