Nick Foles: I don’t want to get traded somewhere I don’t know anyone

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Bears head coach Matt Nagy said this weekend that teams are “absolutely” going to look into trading for quarterback Nick Foles this year and the chatter hasn’t escaped Foles.

Foles told reporters at a Monday press conference that he knows “there’s a lot of talk out there” and said he feels he’s better than the third-string role he’s in with Chicago. Foles said that there were some overtures during the offseason, but they didn’t come at the right time for something to come together.

He also shared what he’s looking for in the event the Bears do deal him and he put going to a place with familiar faces at the very top of the list.

“I don’t want to go to someone that I don’t know,” Foles said. “When you have a great coaching staff, you have something special. Big reason we were great in Philly was we had a great coaching staff. It put us in position to succeed. . . . I don’t want to just go somewhere where I don’t know them, I don’t know the offense. I’ve gone down that road before and it’s not fun.”

One of Foles’ coaches when he won the Super Bowl MVP in Philly was current Colts head coach Frank Reich and Reich announced that Foles’ former Eagles teammate Carson Wentz will miss 5-12 weeks after having foot surgery earlier on Monday.

Foles called Reich “one of my favorite, if not my favorite, coaches of all time” and said that Reich “knows me” after working with him in the wake of Wentz’s torn ACL in 2017. Foles said he’s a “much better” version of himself than he was at that point,  but there’s been no clear signs from Indianapolis that this version will get another chance to fill in for an injured Wentz this season.

39 responses to “Nick Foles: I don’t want to get traded somewhere I don’t know anyone

  1. Please Ryan Pace, do not screw up the most obvious trade opportunity in the history of sports

  2. It is a game of Poker now. Who has the leverage? The Colts coaching staff has familiarity with Foles. The Bears want to get something for Foles instead of just releasing him. Too obvious of a fit. Let’s get it done. The questions is: What’s the price?

  3. Beggars cant be choosers. Other than casually fans most know Foles usually is a below average qb with extremely high hot streaks so no one is beating the bears door down for him.

  4. I can’t see the Colts trading for Foles if they still believe in Wentz. Wentz’s psyche is too fragile.

  5. Here we go again. Wentz wins Super Bowl as back up while Foles hoists another trophy.

  6. Nick’s played for the Rams, Chiefs, Bears, Jaguars, and twice for the Eagles. Other players change teams too. Anywhere he goes, he’s going to know someone.

  7. All but lobbying for them to trade for him, lol. Poor Wentz is going to break his hand too punching a wall.

  8. If I recall correctly, the Colts have a top tier offensive line, which is something Foles has absolutely needed and has really suffered without in Chicago.

  9. I believe that he and Wentz can co-exist in Indy and I’d love to see it. The psyche problem with Wentz in Philly was the coaching carousel and the fans!

  10. this smells like a trade for a 4th or 5th round pick and to swap later round selections for some dressing

  11. Uhmmm..Nick, you don’t have a no trade clause & your Super Bowl win was like 5 years ago, so you aren’t entitled to squat! Pace will trade you to the team making the best offer….

  12. Colts won’t trade for him with Wentz’s history, but could trade for Minshew.

  13. Foles said that he would go to Indianapolis if they could bring his statue from Philadelphia with him

  14. jed699 says:
    August 2, 2021 at 3:51 pm
    If I recall correctly, the Colts have a top tier offensive line, which is something Foles has absolutely needed and has really suffered without in Chicago.

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    Every QB needs a great OL and suffers without one. Witness the great Mahomes being reduced to a desperate mess in the Super Bowl.

  15. pftancelledme says:
    August 2, 2021 at 2:54 pm
    Send Foles to Green Bay. That would be Funny.

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    He could battle it out with Rodgers. After all, each has as many rings as the other.

  16. If Dorothy had felt that way trying to make her way down The Yellow Brick Road then where would we all be Mr QB man? She has more stones then many men. There’s no place like home but your not going back to Philly again.

  17. What a dilemma for Reich & co. Their supposed franchise QB is now out for potentially months, and a guy they already know and Reich has won a SUPER BOWL with is available. Who knows, in their heart of hearts they may even believe he’s a better bet than Wentz.

    They might just close their eyes and say, “la la I can’t hear you”, but this one is hard to ignore and will be hard to live down if they choose wrong.

  18. maybe Wentz will quit on the Colts too.. And Superbowl MVP Foles, 27-2, 7 tds in 1 game, Foles, will take them to the SB!

  19. Foles is the worst quarterback to ever win a sb. Eagles won the luckiest sb in the history of the NFL.

  20. Please, please send Foles to Indianapolis. The Colts come to Jacksonville on January 9…cue the razzing machine.

  21. Nick Foles is a class guy, but he is not a very good QB – starting QB. Is he a third on the Bears? Probably not but he isn’t really a QB1 anywhere IMO. Spectacular story in SB run with Philly but his career speaks louder than that. Thing is, I am not sure he knows that.

  22. But can anyone ever really “know” the mystery man lurking behind the Type-A facade that is Carson Wentz?

  23. I found Foles wholly obnoxious.

    Foles should at least let Wentz get out of surgery before he starts sniveling & trying to get Reich & the Colts to sign him.

  24. pedersonisbetterthanmcvay says:
    August 2, 2021 at 3:03 pm
    I can’t see the Colts trading for Foles if they still believe in Wentz. Wentz’s psyche is too fragile.

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    If his psyche is so fragile, why do they believe in him. There are bigger demons than Nick Foles in the game.

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