Rams say they have fielded trade offers for Nick Foles

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After trading up to the No. 1 overall pick to draft quarterback Jared Goff, the Rams are looking to unload quarterback Nick Foles.

Rams G.M. Les Snead told Shelley Smith of ESPN that “at least five” teams have reached out to inquire about acquiring Foles in a trade.

It’s hard to imagine those teams are offering much more than a seventh-round draft pick for Foles, but the Rams might be able to get something for Foles before draft weekend comes to an end. That would leave them with Case Keenum as the veteran competition for Goff.

Goff is expected to win the starting job, but Keenum told Snead he’s going to work hard to make the coaches at least consider keeping Keenum as the starter, which he was proclaimed to be before the Rams moved up for Goff.

“I’m going to make it a difficult decision for you,” Keenum said, according to Snead.

Foles won’t get that opportunity in Los Angeles, and will likely go elsewhere as a backup.

24 responses to “Rams say they have fielded trade offers for Nick Foles

  1. Cowgirls, Washington, Broncos, Bills, Jets, Chiefs could all use him as a backup.

  2. jrski1966 says:
    Apr 29, 2016 2:30 PM
    Cowgirls, Washington, Broncos, Bills, Jets, Chiefs could all use him as a backup.
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    Washington? Oh, you mean the Washington Redskins. There, I fixed your blunder.

  3. Say what you want about Nick Foles, but in the systems under both coaches, he scored touchdowns. Can’t say the same for Bradford under Chip.

  4. walker615 says:
    Apr 29, 2016 3:07 PM
    At his salary, the Rams should literally have to attach a pick to unload him.

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    Salary is 1.75 million the Rams already paid out a 6 million dollar bonus. So he is extremely cheap.

  5. Keenum will make a decent backup. They’ll let Foles walk when they don’t get offers. It makes them look dumb for acquiring Foles, but I knew Jeff a little in college, and “indecisive” is not the word to describe him: despite his mistakes in the NFL, I’d still call him a straightforward, get it done type.

  6. This guy once threw 27 TDs and just 2 INTs in a season.

    Let me say that again: 27 TDs, 2 INTs.

    He also once threw 7 TD passes in one game. Granted, it was against the Raiders (so once you adjust for inflation it’s closer to 3 TD passes), but still.

  7. mattbilleauthor: “Keenum will make a decent backup. They’ll let Foles walk when they don’t get offers. It makes them look dumb for acquiring Foles, but I knew Jeff a little in college, and “indecisive” is not the word to describe him: despite his mistakes in the NFL, I’d still call him a straightforward, get it done type”

    Ooooh wow, you knew Jeff a little in college.

  8. Ya know, Foles had a bad year last year, to say the least. He was on a lousy team, in a new system, but he did not play well. But in 2013, he led the Eagles to the playoffs with an amazing year – 27 TDs/2 INTs; passer rating of 119; Pro Bowl MVP. He came down a bit in 2014, but the Eagles were 6-2 when he got injured and went on IR. One bad season, and nobody wants to give up a low pick for him? He’s the anti-Bradford; that guy’s unhappy with a 2-year, $35MM deal after a career of injury-prone mediocrity.

  9. Those five teams included arena league and lingerie league teams, but technically they are teams.

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