Foles agreed to a two-year contract with the Eagles on Monday. After spending the last two seasons in Missouri with the Rams and Chiefs, Foles will head back to the place where he began his career in 2012. The 27-year-old once looked like he might be the permanent solution at quarterback for the Eagles after tossing 27 touchdowns against just two interceptions over 13 games in 2013, but he regressed the following season and appears to have settled into backup duties at this stage of his career. Foles will serve as the understudy for second-year signal-caller Carson Wentz, and his addition will likely prompt the Eagles to release well-regarded backup Chase Daniel.
Foles, an unrestricted free agent, is the subject of interest from the Bucs, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. His team option was declined by the Chiefs on Thursday. The interest between him and Tampa is allegedly mutual, per Fowler. Foles would presumably slide into the No. 2 quarterback role vacated by Mike Glennon, who inked a three-year contract with the Bears on Friday. The 28-year-old Foles completed 36 of 55 passes for 410 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions over three games in 2016 as Alex Smith's backup in Kansas City, and enjoyed his best pro season while a teammate of new Bucs receiver DeSean Jackson in Philadelphia back in 2013.
Foles will become a free agent after his team option was declined by the Chiefs, NFL.com's Mike Garafolo reports. Foles had a quality season in Kansas City in 2016 as far as backups, as he won his only start against Jacksonville, and helped preserve a victory in a win over Indianapolis the week before. When it was all said and done, the fifth-year quarterback threw for 410 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Foles is a more-than-serviceable backup with plenty of experience starting games, so there should be no shortage of suitors in free agency.
Foles took three snaps under center in Week 17, but failed to record a stat in the contest. Foles hasn't put his name on the ledger since Week 9 against the Jaguars, but did post a 105.9 quarterback rating in two starts this season. He's owed a large base salary in 2018, meaning he will likely either need to negotiate a new contract with the Chiefs or he will probably be looking for a new backup job elsewhere next season.
Foles (elbow) practiced fully Friday and does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Though Foles will be available Sunday, he'll revert to backup status now that Alex Smith has been re-installed as the Chiefs' starting QB.
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