Report: Chiefs likely to move on without Nick Foles

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The Chiefs turned to Nick Foles after starting quarterback Alex Smith suffered a head injury during Week Eight of the 2016 season and Foles turned in a strong outing by going 16-of-22 for 223 yards and two touchdowns.

Foles got a start the next week amid some confusing injury reporting from the Chiefs about whether Smith was in the concussion protocol or not, but he wasn’t able to repeat his play from the previous game. It looks like that will stand as his one and only start in a Chiefs uniform.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Chiefs are likely to pass on their option on Foles’ contract for the 2017 season. Previous reports had pegged his salary at over $10 million, but Garafolo reports he’s actually due $6.4 million. Either way, that’s money the Chiefs will have to spend elsewhere.

Kansas City has Tyler Bray on hand as a backup option to Alex Smith, although it’s a spot they may look to address over the offseason with an eye on Smith’s contract expiring after the 2018 season. As a player with experience in a variety of systems thanks to moving from the Eagles to the Rams and Chiefs, Foles should find a market as at least a backup once he’s free to talk to other teams.

21 responses to “Report: Chiefs likely to move on without Nick Foles

  1. That Foles for Bradford trade actually looks pretty good for Philly now. The Eagles ended up giving away Foles and 2nd and 4th round picks, and received a 1st and 5th round pick in return when you factor in the Bradford trade to Minnesota.

  2. Foles did well when replacing Smith last year, so this move is a little surprising… until you see the price tag. Perhaps they could get him back with a much reduced price, but I’m sure Foles will want to make as much as possible. Maybe he’s hoping one team will give him a Chase Daniel-type deal.

  3. As a KC Fan I would rather keep Foles and Dump Alex Smith. This move tells me they will keep Smith for 1 more year and draft our 2018 starting qb.

    I am Glad the Chiefs will finally stop overpaying for a backup qb.

  4. Can’t even believe Reid is so blinded by his love for Smith that he’s sticking with him for next year after that performance against the dreadful Steelers’ secondary in the divisional round. He is the only QB in the entire playoff field that could have managed to throw for under 200 yards against them.

    The nicest thing you can say about the guy is he makes himself more irrelevant to the results of a game than any QB in football.

  5. joetoronto says:
    Feb 15, 2017 11:13 AM
    Bouya!

    No need for defenders to cover more than 5 yards downfield.
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    Broken record… BTW how did that work out for your Raiders last year?

  6. Id love to see the vikings sign him as a backup. They haven’t had a capable backup qb since….cant believe I’m saying it, Tavaris Jackson backed up Favre.

  7. onlinetoughguy says:
    Feb 15, 2017 12:05 PM
    That Foles for Bradford trade actually looks pretty good for Philly now. The Eagles ended up giving away Foles and 2nd and 4th round picks, and received a 1st and 5th round pick in return when you factor in the Bradford trade to Minnesota.

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    Yeah, but let’s be clear: if it looks good at all, it’s because Howie Roseman was able to work some alchemy on that deal and get something for Bradford.

  8. Nick Foles You Have A Call From Robert Kraft From The Super Bowl Champion Patriots On Line #1

  9. jjackwagon says:
    Feb 15, 2017 1:13 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Feb 15, 2017 11:13 AM
    Bouya!

    No need for defenders to cover more than 5 yards downfield.
    ————————————-
    Broken record… BTW how did that work out for your Raiders last year?

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    They lost their first play off game on the road without an MVP candidate qb and pro bowl left tackle. How did the chiefs do? at home? as a favorite? after a bye week?

  10. @schilhater

    Sorry skippy but your Raiders were swept by the Chiefs last year, that’s how it worked out for them. Try to stay on topic.

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