Foles was acquired in an offseason trade with Philadelphia. He's now under contract through the 2017 season.
Jeff Fisher has revealed that the
"We've had some discussions," Fisher told ESPN. "I think what Nick has done early in his career, he has proven that he can get the job done on the field. He's carried things on here so we are going to continue to talk and see if we can something that's good for both sides."
Foles was acquired in a March 10 trade with Philadelphia.
Foles, most importantly, seems to be on the same page with his receivers, who are praising his abilities so far.
“We love him,” wide receiver Kenny Britt said. “Great deep ball, he puts it on the money every time. He can throw every pass in the book.”
Foles, who was traded to the Rams by the Eagles this offseason, is also progressing well when it comes to learning the team's offense.
“He’s got his hands full because we’ve got great defensive team speed and they’re doing a lot of things over there right now,” Fisher said. “We’ve just really been pleased.”
Foles passed for 2,163 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in eight games last season.
“It’s our intention to draft one,” Fisher said. “The Nick (Foles) trade has no bearing over what we do in the draft.”
The Rams have the 10th pick in the first round. It's unlikely Jamies Winston or Marcus Mariota fall that far, so unless St. Louis trades up, then they are likely looking to draft from the second-tier of quarterbacks, which includes Bryce Petty, Brett Hundley, Sean Mannion and Garrett Grayson.
“There’s some outstanding players once you get beyond (Winston and Mariota),” Fisher said. “We’re just starting the process. My understanding based on our first-wave draft meetings is that there’s some young quarterbacks that can play.”
Petty, who played at Baylor, said in a radio interview earlier in March he intends to visit with the Rams before the draft.
“Good combine,” Fisher said. “Got a very strong arm. Good athlete. You don’t see him do things that we’re gonna ask him to do, so I think you have to see him actually work out, private workout, things like that.”
“The second I got a phone call, and Chip Kelly told me I was traded. That was the first time,” Foles told Jenny Vrentas of Sports Illustrated.
Foles also disputes the claim that he was "overjoyed" to leave Philadelphia.
“To clear that up, a reporter had texted my uncle, and what my uncle had said was, 'Nick is really going to miss Philadelphia. He’s really going to miss his friends and family and the fan base, but he is really excited about the opportunity he has in St. Louis,'" Foles said.
“That’s exactly what the text message says. Do you see anything in that text message that says I’m overjoyed? That’s not even a part of it. It got misconstrued. I never said that.
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