Foles signs deal with Colts, reunites with Reich

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Quarterback Nick Foles has agreed to a two-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts, reuniting him with head coach Frank Reich, who was his offensive coordinator with the Eagles in 2017 when he led Philadelphia to a Tremendous Bowl title, a supply confirmed to ESPN on Monday.

The Eagles confirmed curiosity in a possible reunion with Foles earlier than he agreed to the cope with the Colts, a supply informed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Because the Eagles obtained commerce curiosity on Gardner Minshew, they mentioned Foles however in the end determined they might keep on with their present quarterback room, which incorporates Minshew and undrafted free agent Carson Strong behind starter Jalen Hurts, the supply stated.

In Indianapolis, Foles will again up starter Matt Ryan, whom the Colts acquired in a commerce from the Atlanta Falcons this offseason.

The information of Foles’ settlement with the Colts was first reported by NFL Community.

Different quarterbacks on the Colts’ depth chart embody Sam Ehlinger, who was chosen by the Colts within the sixth spherical of the 2021 draft, James Morgan and Jack Coan, who signed with the Colts this offseason as an undrafted free agent.

The Chicago Bears launched Foles on Could 1 in a transfer that was anticipated after Chicago signed quarterback Trevor Siemian in free company to again up Justin Fields.

The Bears initially acquired Foles two seasons in the past in a commerce with the Jacksonville Jaguars for a fourth-round draft decide. The Jaguars signed Foles to a four-year, $88 million contract in 2019, however the quarterback suffered a damaged collarbone within the season opener and by no means regained the beginning job from then-rookie Minshew.

After beginning seven video games in 2020, the Tremendous Bowl LII MVP logged just one begin final season, main the Bears to a 25-24 highway victory over the Seattle Seahawks by which he threw for 250 yards and a landing cross.

A veteran of 10 seasons, Foles has thrown for 14,003 yards with 82 touchdowns and 43 interceptions.

He earned a Professional Bowl choice with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 however had his most notable season in 2017, underneath Reich, when he was referred to as upon to switch an injured Carson Wentz in Week 15. Later that season, he led the franchise to its first Tremendous Bowl championship, finishing 72.6% of his passes within the 2017 postseason for 971 yards, with six touchdowns and only one interception in three video games.

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