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The all-time greatest Philadelphia Eagle could be in his fourth team in five seasons by 2022.
Nick Foles, the Super Bowl LII MVP himself, appears to be absent from Chicago according to a report by NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo (and Philly man):
The #bears investigated transactions for Nick Foles. With the addition of Siemian, expect it to stay that way as the writing is on the wall for Foles, who has guaranteed $1 million of his base salary in addition to the $4 million roster bonus Chicago just paid him this month. https://t.co/IFVJ90HjR1
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 25, 2022
It’s been a bumpy ride for Foles since his second term in Philadelphia, when he finished 4-2 in post-season games. He signed a massive contract worth up to $88 million with the Jaguars in the 2019 off-season. He was injured in Week 1 and happened to be replaced by current Eagles backup QB Gardner Minshew.
Foles was traded to the Bears the following offseason for a fourth round pick. He made seven starts and went just 2-5 in those games. He fell out of favor in 2021, when the Bears signed veteran Andy Dalton and traded for Justin Fields in the first round of the draft. He started just one game last season, but won it in typical Folesian fashion with a winning touchdown and a two-point conversion with less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter:
Where does St. Nick go from here? While Foles’ 2013/2017/2018 flamethrower days with the Eagles are far behind, I maintain that he is one of the league’s top backup quarterbacks, a great addition for a team with an established signal-caller and championship aspirations . No, he shouldn’t come to the Eagles and let his giant shadow loom over Jalen Hurts, but he should end up with another team and be a valuable presence.
I remember watching that Bears-Seahawks game in December. There’s still something magical about watching Foles get to work in a late and close situation. It triggers a chilling sensation that takes me back to February 2018.
Foles is clearly a Philly legend. Eagles fans are forever indebted to him. He has been given top honors at PhillyVoice as a region of our ‘Best Philly Team Ever’ category was named after the old BDN.
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