Nick Foles picks the Chiefs

AP

Four years ago, Andy Reid picked Nick Foles. Now, Nick Foles has picked Andy Reid.

According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, Foles has agreed to terms with the Chiefs. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media adds that Foles had offers from the Cowboys and Vikings.

Three years ago, Garafolo reported that Reid, who had been hired just a month earlier by the Chiefs, wanted to trade for Foles.

In March, the Chiefs lost Chase Daniel, backup to Alex Smith, to free agency. Daniel signed with the Eagles, the team Reid was coaching when he made Foles a third-round pick in 2012.

Foles, as PFT reported on Wednesday, agreed to reduce his guaranteed salary in L.A. from $1.75 million to $1 million in exchange for his release. The Rams will get an offset for the first $1 million Foles earns. He thereafter needs to get at least another $750,000 to break even from what he would have made if he’d stayed with the Rams or been cut.

Foles joins a depth chart led by Smith, and also consisting of Aaron Murray, Tyler Bray, and Kevin Hogan. One of those three will be getting the short straw as Foles, whose former team left Missouri earlier this year, returns to the Show Me State.

55 responses to “Nick Foles picks the Chiefs

  1. Wow. Guess my other comment was totally wrong. Smith-Foles-Bray. I like Murray, but Bray just has more of the physical tools.

  2. I said it on one post, I’ll say it again, of all of the backups out there he is a good one to have. I blame the Rams and Fischer more for his bad play last year than I do him.

  3. That’s interesting that the Vikings made an offer for Foles. They clearly aren’t excited to turn to Shaun Hill if Teddy is injured, nor should they be. They lost their third-stringer to injury so Hill could still make the team, but I’m guessing they may be looking around for another QB to compete with him.

  4. I feel Ried had a plan for him in Philly, I feel he has a plan for him in KC.

    Foles DOES have talent, I feel he got a raw deal in Philly when Kelly traded his best Off. weapons, I feel he got a raw deal when he got traded to the Rams.

    Foles has a good arm for what the NFL asks, he has a good Brain for what the NFL asks, he just needs a good system, and solid players around him. and a strong defense would be a plus.

  5. I like this move by the Chiefs, gives us a good backup until Smith’s contract becomes a problem then we can ditch him and not lose much at that position

  6. aweome, way to stick it to the Cowboys and Jerry Jones, who wasn;t interested in Foles until moore got hurt

  7. S.Jones thought that by mentioning public interest, Noles would faint and fall over at the thought of being a Cowboy. Sorry SJ, those days are long over.

  8. Good Move, depending on the $$$. We now have a known commodity behind smith.

    Its sad though, we truly don’t know if bray, murray or hogan can play. We could be letting someone go that will star somewhere else.

  9. They were paying Chase Daniels over $4 million to ride the pine, so I’m sure that he’ll make his money.

  10. Foles would have had a pretty good chance of becoming a starter for Jerrah’s team eventually. Maybe even by mid-season if Romo gets hit a few times too many.

  11. I can understand not signing with the Vikings. That would be resigning to being a backup since Bridgewater is the best young QB in the NFL.

  12. So what does that say about the Cowboys when Foles chooses a team with 4 other QBs over a team where he would be the undisputed #2?

    #IWantMeSomeGloryHole

    Wait, hold up – how did Tyler Bray make it to an NFL roster??????????????

  13. Not surprising he would want to leave LA LA land. Competition only makes the team better.

  14. This is really bad news for the Bengals. He was probably their last hope of winning a postseason game in 2016. Oh well, the losing streak continues.

  15. some of ewe must not watch much—maybe rotoworld can help—
    “And people wonder why the Rams benched Foles for Case Keenum last week. Foles ran the St. Louis offense into the ground with another dismal performance on Sunday. His arm strength and poise were nonexistent while his decision-making was puzzling to say the least. “….get a clue. this guy BLOWS—

  16. lol—Nick Foles completed 15-of-35 passes for 146 yards and an interception in St. Louis’ 27-3, Week 13 loss to the Cardinals.
    Foles was amazingly ineffective in this one, failing to make a single positive play. It was announced afterwards that he’s been re-benched for Case Keenum. Foles’ extension is shaping up as a(nother) massive mistake for Jeff Fisher’s pathetic Rams team.

  17. maybe they’ll let him tweak the amount of air in the ball. after all, its what makes the great ones great, right…??? (not even in PE)—-

  18. He’ll probably be starting by week 8 and play well. Andy Reid has a knack for making ok QBs good.

  19. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Chiefs having a QB controversy by mid-season, because neither Smith nor Foles can really distinguish themselves.

  20. ejm845 says:
    Aug 4, 2016 5:52 AM
    Easy choice for Nicky 6 who would want to go to that circus in Dallas
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    Well, they are a motley crue

  21. Good move for the chiefs. You guys who think he is anything more than a backup need to stop smoking pot before you post. Smith may not be the greatest qb but he far better than 2/3rds of the starting qbs in this league.

  22. Very interesting that Spielman made Foles an offer. I think it says as much about tiny Theodore as it does about Shawn Hill.

    Confidence at the quarterback position isn’t what they’re advertising publicly at Viking HQ!

  23. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Aug 4, 2016 1:18 AM
    That’s interesting that the Vikings made an offer for Foles. They clearly aren’t excited to turn to Shaun Hill if Teddy is injured, nor should they be. They lost their third-stringer to injury so Hill could still make the team, but I’m guessing they may be looking around for another QB to compete with him.
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    After reading the recent concerns expressed by both the Vikings GM and the head coach, they might’ve been looking for more than a back-up.

  24. He would have played more in Dallas. Seems like this move says more about what he thinks of Dallas than the benefit of playing for his old coach.

  25. There were no Teddy concerns voiced only votes of confidence in him. Foles knew he’d only have been the backup for half the season here. Heinicke would take the job from him when he was healthy. Hill would have been 3rd string had it not been for the window incident.

  26. wvurick says:
    Aug 4, 2016 7:21 AM
    I can understand not signing with the Vikings. That would be resigning to being a backup since Bridgewater is the best young QB in the NFL.

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    You mean Tinyhands would ride pine. That’s what Spieladope had planned.

  27. impressivenecktattoo YOU are an idiot!!! OR you know absolutely nothing about football. Alex Smith is the best QB on this team! He has gone 31-17 as the lead QB of this team since joining the team in 2013!! What has Foles done? He has gone from Phi for two years, 10-6 and 10-6 to the Rams for one year 7-9! So an idiot like yourself likes a guy that only played 13 of 16 in 2013, 8 of 16 in 2014 and 11 of 16 games in 2015, over a QB who has more wins and loses than all but about 5 QB’s in the league???

    Alex is no Peyton, Brady, Brees or Rodgers, but he also doesn’t throw as many INT’s as they do! He is a game manager and with the team Dorsey and Reid have put together, he is the perfect QB for this offense!! I mean the guy has thrown fewer than 10 INT’s his entire stay here in KC!!! Get behind him or go root for another team!! GO CHIEFS!!!!!

  28. zigzagshirt says:
    Aug 4, 2016 9:00 AM

    foles is horrible. zero arm strength and accuracy. even more fragile and less mobile than bradford. total garbage.

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    Yep, that would have made him an instant starter in Minnesota.

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