Could Nick Foles be called upon to fill in for Carson Wentz once more?
Just two days after Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy discussed the inherent trade value of having a third-string quarterback with a Super Bowl ring like Foles, there’s already a team in desperate need of quarterback help: the Indianapolis Colts, who have lost Carson Wentz to a foot injury.
With the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017, Foles memorably subbed for an injured Wentz, resulting in a Super Bowl LII victory.
The Eagles’ offensive coordinator at the time, Frank Reich, was the Colts’ coach, so the connection seems evident. If Foles is moved, he made it plain that he wants to be involved in his destination, and he praised Reich.
“Listen, Frank Reich is one of my favorite, if not my favorite, coaches of all time. He understands me as a player,” Foles said. “He understands me as a person. But you know, I haven’t had any talks with them. I’m a Chicago Bear right now. But he knows me, he understands.”
Due to surgery to treat a foot injury suffered last week, the Colts lost Wentz on Monday for five to twelve weeks. Not only has the team lost its quarterback, but its backup choices, Jacob Eason, Brett Hundley, and rookies Sam Ehlinger and Jalen Morton, don’t exactly inspire confidence either. Foles has something that the others don’t: experience.
Foles won the Super Bowl LII MVP award less than four years ago, but his career hasn’t been as fortunate since then. In 2019, he struggled for the Jacksonville Jaguars, after he struggled for the Bears in seven games previous year. If he has to move again, he wants something familiar.
“In this league, I don’t want to go to someone that I don’t know. I don’t want to … listen, great coaches, when you have a great coaching staff, it’s something special,” Foles said. “A big reason we were great in Philly was we had a great coaching staff. They put us in a position to succeed, and it showed. Everyone can say it showed. That being said, I don’t want to just go somewhere where I don’t know ’em, I don’t know the offense. I’ve gone down that road before, and it’s not fun.”
Source: NFL News