Foles completed just two of his five passes for 65 yards in Saturday's third preseason game against the Bears.
While he completed just two passes, one of them to Tyreek hill went for 58 yards. Given that he's cemented as the No. 2 option for the Chiefs this season, the team decided to give both Aaron Murray and Kevin Hogan a little run to see what they have behind Foles.
Foles replaced Alex Smith in the contest and led the team for a large portion of the game. He appears to have distanced himself from the other quarterbacks on the roster (Tyler Bray, Aaron Murray, Kevin Hogan) for the backup job, and may have solidified himself in that role with this performance. Regardless, it would take an Alex Smith injury for him to enter the fantasy picture.
Foles was the first quarterback to replace Alex Smith at Monday's practice, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.
Though Foles is currently listed behind Smith, Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray on the Chiefs' initial posted depth chart, the newcomer is getting more and more of the squad's second-team snaps behind Smith and we suspect that it wont be long before Foles moves up to the No. 2 spot officially.
Given that the fifth-year signal-caller began his pro career under Andy Reid, it could be a relatively quick learning curve for Foles, evidenced by the fact that he will see action in the first preseason game. Foles is now in line to serve as Alex Smith's top backup, while Tyler Bray, Aaron Murray and Kevin Hogan remain in the team's depth mix at the QB position.
Foles' signing with Kansas City spells a reunion with Andy Reid, who was the quarterback's head coach during his rookie season in Philadelphia. Original rumors were that the Dallas Cowboys were front-runners to sign Foles after backup quarterback Kellen Moore broke his ankle early in training camp, but the the Chiefs rose up as a suitor for Foles on Wednesday evening and got the deal done. The fifth-year quarterback will likely back up Alex Smith in Kansas City, but has proven himself serviceable when called upon, throwing 53 touchdowns and 27 interceptions in 39 games over the course of his career.
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