Remember that great season that Nick Foles had back in 2013, when he threw 27 touchdowns for 2,891 yards and only had two interceptions in 13 games played? Well those days are long gone for Foles, as the former Eagles’ quarterback could be in for some bad news soon. According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, Foles may be the odd man out in Los Angeles.
Will Nick Foles be a member of the Rams in 2016? His contract says yes, the circumstances say maybe not https://t.co/wuDWEJIZkS
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 10, 2016
Here’s what Florio had to say:
“On one hand, Foles already has earned a $6 million roster bonus for 2016, and his $1.75 million base salary for the coming year is fully guaranteed. On the other hand, there’s a sense that Foles has been tabbed as the odd man out, with Case Keenum, Sean Mannion, and whoever the Rams draft filling out the primary three spots on the depth chart for the first year back in L.A. One source with knowledge of the dynamics already has predicted that Foles likely will be gone by the start of training camp, and that he definitely will not be on the team before Week One.”
Florio continued on to explain why Foles isn’t already gone from the organization.
“For starters, the $6 million roster bonus was fully guaranteed as of last year. The only extra obligation arising from keeping Foles into March 2016 came from the base salary. If Foles is traded, the base salary goes with him.”
This all makes me think about a major what if. What if Chip Kelly was never hired as head coach by the Philadelphia Eagles? I mean, think about it. Foles clearly isn’t the most amazing quarterback ever. However, some average players are able to find a team that they can perform very well for, which clearly was the case for Foles in the season prior to Kelly’s arrival.
I kind of feel bad for Foles here. He was in a pretty good situation in Philly, before being traded to hell in St. Louis and now he’s about to find his way to the unemployment line (at least temporarily). Poor guy. He can’t catch a break.