The Eagles signed quarterback Nick Foles to a two-year deal worth $11 million with $7 million guaranteed. The Arizona product was originally drafted by the Eagles in the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
His career after being traded from Eagles had turned sour, playing in St. Louis for the Rams and most recently in Kansas City for this Chiefs. His best success had been while playing under head coach Andy Reid. Reid’s west coast offense propelled him into having an exceptional season in 2013. It was during this season that he threw 27 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
The Eagles current quarterback situation has Carson Wentz as the starter and Chase Daniel at the backup position. However, after the signing of Foles, Daniel has requested to be released.
Wentz and Foles
Both Wentz and Foles are large specimens who together average a 6’5” height and 245-pound frame. Wentz has established himself as the starter and the franchise quarterback for the Eagles. The addition of Foles brings a knowledgeable quarterback who knows the west coast system and has been with the Eagles before.
Perhaps Chase Daniel was just a filler because of his relationship with head coach Doug Pederson. Daniel has said, “I believe I’m a starter in this league,” and this could be true. Plenty of teams have quarterback issues that need to be solved. However, for the Eagles Daniel was never the long term answer.
Foles is aware that he will be Wentz’s backup for the 2017 season. He is familiar with playing that type of role from being the backup quarterback to Alex Smith in Kansas City.