|Date of Birth:||01/20/1989|
|Drafted:||2012 | Round 3 | Pick 88|
|Depth Chart:||2nd string|
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The Bears are acquiring Nick Foles from the Jaguars, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Foles was reportedly a target for Chicago at the start of the week, and they only needed to give up a compensatory fourth-round pick for the former Super Bowl MVP. General manager Ryan Pace has said Mitchell Trubisky is the team's starting quarterback, but he will now likely be in a full-blown battle in training camp for the job, and the Bears might feel Foles—who beat them in the playoffs two years ago—gives the current roster a better chance to compete for a championship. The landing spot is great for Foles' fantasy stock, and it is also a good thing for Allen Robinson's long-term outlook based on the success Alshon Jeffery had on downfield passes as a big-bodied target with Foles under center.
The Jaguars have benched Nick Foles for Gardner Minshew.
Foles was replaced at halftime in the team's Week 13 loss, and Jacksonville has named the rookie as the starter ahead of next week's matchup against the Chargers. Poor pass protection doomed the Jags yesterday against an aggressive Tampa Bay front, so Foles didn't really have a chance since returning from injury. If the former Super Bowl MVP doesn't see the field again this season, he will finish with 736 yards and a 3:2 touchdown-interception ratio in four starts. Foles signed a four-year, $88-million contract in the offseason.
The Jaguars have benched Nick Foles.
Down 25-0 at halftime to the Buccaneers, the Jaguars are looking for a spark on offense. Nick Foles was 7/14 for 93 yards and an interception along with two lost fumbles on strip sacks. Jacksonville is not protecting well at all, and Foles delivered a perfect deep ball toward the end of the first half that was dropped by D.J. Chark, but the Jaguars are going back to the rookie for now.
The Jaguars have named Nick Foles their starting quarterback.
Minshew Mania ends, which isn't surprising after the rookie quarterback struggled against the Texans in London a couple of days ago. Jacksonville targeted Foles as their franchise quarterback in the offseason, paying him a lot of money in the process—he's also simply an excellent player, so it makes sense that he's back as the starter. The former Super Bowl MVP is 100% recovered from his broken collarbone, and he'll now look to help the 4-5 Jaguars get into playoff position in the AFC. This comes during the bye week, giving Foles an extra week to prepare as the starter. Jacksonville has to be thrilled with the way Minshew played stepping in for Foles, throwing for 13 touchdowns and four interceptions in nine games (eight starts); Minshew is a super backup at the very least, and he has a chance to be the long-term starter down the line. Foles is worth a look as a fantasy pickup if you're struggling at quarterback.
Nick Foles (collarbone) will practice today.
Foles isn't eligible to return until Week 11, but it's still a great sign that he's going to practice on a limited basis. Of course, Gardner Minshew has made a case to keep the starting job over the past several weeks, but we would be surprised if Foles was not under center when he's back. It's worth noting that the schedule doesn't look very difficult in December (v TB, v LAC, @ OAK, @ ATL, v IND) for those in two-quarterback leagues looking to stash the former Super Bowl MVP.
Nick Foles (clavicle) will be placed on injured reserve, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Foles is getting surgery today, and Rapoport says he'll be placed on injured reserve afterwards. Jacksonville's starting quarterback will obviously be brought off IR as a designated-to-return player, but he'll be forced to miss eight weeks. The Jaguars have a Week 10 bye, which is good timing for the eight-week mark, and we should expect to see Foles back out on the field in Week 11 when Jacksonville faces Indianapolis. Sixth-round rookie Gardner Minshew, who went 22-of-25 passing in relief yesterday, will command the offense during Foles' absence.
Nick Foles has a broken left clavicle.
This is what it looked like when Foles was injured earlier today against the Chiefs. The injury is the second broken collarbone of Foles' career (his first was suffered in 2014 with the Eagles), and it's just extremely unfortunate for the former Super Bowl MVP's first start with Jacksonville. Foles will be out several weeks with this injury, and sixth-round rookie Gardner Minshew will command the offense while Foles is out. Foles missing time is a downgrade for Leonard Fournette, but at least the bruising running back should be fed the ball as the clear foundation of their offense.
Nick Foles has been ruled out with a left shoulder injury.
It's obviously not a good sign that Foles was ruled out just minutes after suffering his injury, and it's looking like a collarbone injury could be the injury he's dealing with. The former Super Bowl MVP being out for any period of time is a huge loss for the Jags, who will now turn to rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew.
Nick Foles heads to the locker room.
Foles just threw an absolute dime on a deep ball for a touchdown to D.J. Chark, but he was injured on the play after being driven to the ground and appeared to be hanging his left arm. This looks like it could be a collarbone injury for Foles, which would be terrible news for the Jaguars. Hopefully Foles' injury isn't as bad as it looks, but rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew is set to enter the game for Jacksonville.
The Jaguars are signing Nick Foles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
It's reportedly a four-year, $88 million deal with a max value of $102 million for the Super Bowl LII MVP, and it should become official quickly at the start of the new league year on Wednesday. This has been the expectation for weeks, and the two sides didn't take much time to come to an agreement less than five hours after the free-agent negotiating period opened at noon ET. Foles reunites with Jaguars offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, who was the Eagles quarterbacks coach during Philadelphia's Super Bowl run in 2017-2018, but he joins an offense with much different personnel than what he had with the Eagles. Hopefully Foles' calm and cool personality rubs off on his teammates, as the Jags have been an undisciplined team, particularly last season. In what'll likely be a run-heavy offense, Foles is likely to be just a fantasy QB2 in 2019. But as a real-life quarterback, the Jaguars added a great one that could help them immediately become legitimate Super Bowl contenders.
The Eagles will not tag quarterback Nick Foles.
Eagles executive Howie Roseman said at his NFL Combine press conference that the team has decided to let Foles become an unrestricted free agent instead of placing the franchise tag and trading him. Deciding to move forward with Carson Wentz at quarterback, this is obviously the right move for the franchise to let their Super Bowl MVP simply walk and his the open market instead of limiting his options by placing the franchise tag on him—though the tag would’ve been costly and could have put the Eagles in a bind with the salary cap. Foles immediately becomes a hot commodity in free agency, with the Jaguars, Giants, and Redskins among the teams likely to be interested in signing him. He’ll obviously always remain a hero in Philadelphia.
Nick Foles is officially voiding the $20 million option on his contract, according to multiple reports.
The Eagles let it be known that they were going to pick up the $20 million option, but Foles is now buying his way out of the $20 million deal by paying $2 million back to the Eagles. Now, Foles is set to become an unrestricted free agent unless Philadelphia opts to place the franchise tag on him, which is expected to be what happens. Their cap situation means they would basically have no choice to trade Foles (unless they decide to move forward with him as their quarterback, but they already said Carson Wentz is their guy), which explains the reported reasonable third-round asking price for the former Super Bowl MVP. If the Eagles do tag Foles, hopefully they'd do right by him by getting the "OK" before trading him to another team after he led the team to their first Super Bowl win last year.
The Eagles plan to franchise tag and then trade Nick Foles, according to ESPN.
This report comes just a couple hours after an NFL Network report stated the Eagles want to pickup Foles' $20 million mutual option, which Foles is fully expected to decline. This ESPN report says the Eagles are looking for a third-round pick for Foles, which should be a price plenty of teams would pay for the 30-year-old quarterback. Foles might not be happy about this, though, as he might not have any control over where he goes. We'll see if the Eagles do good by their Super Bowl winning quarterback, which they can do by working with him on a potential destination.
The Eagles are expected to pick up Nick Foles' $20 million option, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Obviously, this isn't a surprise. The only question is whether Nick Foles decides to accept the option (it's a mutual option). If Foles declines, he'll have to pay the Eagles $2 million back, basically as a buy out to become a free agent; however, at that point, Philadelphia would probably just franchise tag their Super Bowl MVP quarterback. We expect Foles will decline, and it shouldn't be out of the question for him to ask the Eagles not to franchise tag him so that he can just sign where he wants without hurting his new team in a trade. The Eagles might not be so willing to do that, though. The Foles situation is one of the biggest storylines as the NFL offseason approaches.
Nick Foles, Eagles lose a heartbreaker to the Saints, 20-14.
Foles was 18/31 for 201 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions, also adding two carries for zero yards and a score. The Eagles jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, but they unfortunately saw their momentum halted on a fake punt by New Orleans that set up a scoring drive. Then in the second half, the Saints consistently got pressure on Foles, who missed a couple throws, but he ended up driving Philadelphia down for the potential game-winning touchdown before Alshon Jeffery had a pass go off his hands, resulting in a Marshon Lattimore interception. Overall, Foles made big-time plays despite 0 points after the opening quarter, and the Philly quarterback situation will be one of the NFL's top storylines this offseason. For now, we can probably expect Foles to be elsewhere, and if so, his fantasy value will be largely dependent on his supporting cast.
Nick Foles leads the Eagles to Wild Card win versus the Bears.
Foles was 25/40 for 266 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in Philadelphia's 16-15 victory in Soldier field to cap Wild Card Weekend. The first interception came on a play where Wendell Smallwood had the ball taken away from Roquan Smith on a pass over the middle, and the second interception came on a play where he had his hand hit while attempting to hit Nelson Agholor in the end zone. Foles' first score was ta ten-yarder to Dallas Goedert on an in-breaking route, and the second score was a game-winner to Golden Tate on an out route on fourth-and-goal with 56 seconds remaining in the game. The numbers weren't exceptional, but Foles had another strong game and came up clutch when it mattered most, which is what he's done throughout his career. Foles will look to keep it going as he heads to New Orleans to face the Saints in the Superdome one week from tonight.
Nick Foles has bruised ribs and is expected to play in the postseason.
This was the hope yesterday, and an NFL Network reports say tests revealed no breaks (and apparently no other internal damage). Foles is going to be ready to go for this Sunday against the Bears in Chicago, which is obviously great news for the defending Super Bowl champs as they look to go on another improbable run this season.
Nick Foles (chest) did not return to today's game.
Before leaving, Foles was 28/33 for 221 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception along with two carries for four yards. He tied an NFL record for consecutive completions in a game with 25, and he would have broken the record if not for a throw that was behind Nelson Agholor on a would-be touchdown at the goal line (though at least he came back and threw a touchdown on the same route the next play). Foles is obviously playing very well, but now we have to hope that his chest injury isn't too serious. With the Bears up 14 points with under five minutes remaining, it looks like the Super Bowl LII MVP and the Eagles will be in the postseason.
Nick Foles leaves game with apparent rib injury.
Foles just went to the ground hard on a sack in the fourth quarter and was in some obvious pain. He's now in the locker room getting looked at, but hopefully it's not too serious. We'll update you as more information becomes available on Foles' status. Keep in mind the Eagles are up 17 points in the fourth quarter and might not need to risk putting Foles back out there with a potential playoff game up next week.
Nick Foles dominates against the Texans to help keep the Eagles in playoff contention.
Foles was 35/49 for 471 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception in the Eagles' Week 16 victory. He also lost a fumble. The 471 yards set a new franchise record for Philadelphia, and Foles played every bit as well as the numbers indicate. He connected with Darren Sproles for a 37-yard swing pass on a fourth down for his first touchdown. He hit Zach Ertz for two touchdowns, and the connection worked with the tight end throughout the game, as he hit Ertz on 12-of-16 targets for 110 yards and the two scores. And he hit Nelson Agholor for an 83-yard touchdown on a beautiful deep ball. The Eagles were down by one at the end of the game, but Foles calmly led his team into field goal range—not before leaving after taking a big hit that knocked him out for a play during the drive—for a game-winning as the defending champs remain alive for the postseason heading into Week 17. This might have been Foles' last home game with the Eagles, and if so it was quite the way to go out. His next opponent, the Redskins are a solid defense, but Foles is hot heading into the matchup and is at least a strong QB2 option in fantasy lineups.
Nick Foles plays well in Eagles' upset win over the Rams.
In his third start of the season and his first since Carson Wentz's back injury, Foles was 24/31 for 270 yards and one interception along with two carries for five yards to help get the Eagles back to .500 and remaining in a pretty good position to make the postseason. The numbers weren't amazing, but Foles played a lot better than they indicate, keeping the offense in positive positions while giving his receivers chances to make plays. His connection with Alshon Jeffery in particular was great, as he didn't show any hesitation giving the big target opportunities despite a tough matchup against Rams cornerback Aqib Talib. Throughout the game, Foles showed the feel for where to put the ball, and he took more shots deep down the field than the Eagles seemingly have for several weeks. Set to make another start next Sunday against the Texans, Foles is one of the stronger QB2 options against a secondary that can be beat.
Nick Foles has 300-yard day in loss to the Buccaneers.
Foles went 35/48 for 334 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions. He also rushed three times for eight yards in the 27-21 defeat. The loss was mostly on the defense, as they simply couldn't stop Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tampa Bay's passing attack. For his part, Foles made it close with a second-half surge, which was capped off by a dime to Nelson Agholor from two yards out to make it a six-point game. Unfortunately, the defense couldn't get the ball back, and Foles' run dating back to last January could be over if Carson Wentz (knee) returns next Sunday as many expect. If not, the Super Bowl LII MVP would be a solid streaming option against the weak secondary of the Colts.
Nick Foles will start at quarterback for the Eagles in Week 2.
Head coach Doug Pederson announced his starter during a Wednesday morning press conference, so Carson Wentz is looking at Week 3 (at the earliest) for his season debut. Foles didn't put up big numbers in the opener, but he gets a much easier matchup against the Buccaneers on Sunday, which makes him a probable top-20 option. Fantasy owners should sit tight with Wentz, who has obvious high-end QB1 potential when he returns.
Nick Foles, Eagles win season opener over the Falcons, 18-12.
The playoff rematch was a defensive battle that was eerily similar to January's game, and Foles went 19/34 for 117 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. He also caught a 15-yard pass on a variation of the "Philly Special" to pickup a key first down in the second half. Earlier in the evening, it was reported that Carson Wentz could potentially be out until October, so this might be Foles' team for at least a couple more weeks. The season opener was expected to be a bit of a slugfest, but Week 2 against the Bucs will be a tremendous matchup and could be the time to use the reigning Super Bowl MVP as a QB1 if he draws another start.
The Eagles plan to start Nick Foles to open the season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Philadelphia is making the smart move by not rushing their franchise quarterback Carson Wentz as he recovers from a serious knee injury. This has been the expectation after Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he planned to make a quarterback decision by yesterday, as Wentz simply hasn't been fully cleared by team doctors yet. Wentz is close to a return, but there's no guarantee he's ready for Week 2, either.
Nick Foles (shoulder) is practicing.
Foles' shoulder injury suffered in Thursday's preseason game versus New England was indeed very minor, as he's back on the practice field for the Eagles. Carson Wentz is progressing to 11-on-11 work, but he's going to be a close call for Week 1 in less than three weeks. Foles is going to start this week's preseason dress rehearsal game versus the Browns, and there's a chance he's under-center against Atlanta on September 6.
Nick Foles' shoulder injury is minor, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport says it's minor and not to expect "any prolonged recovery." So it sounds like Foles could potentially miss next week's critical third preseason game, but thankfully it's not a serious injury that would require surgery. If Foles is unable to play next week, Nate Sudfeld would draw the start, which would be valuable experience for him in case he's the backup quarterback in the event Carson Wentz, who is expected to advance to 11-on-11 in practice next week, is not ready to start the season. It doesn't sound like Foles is in jeopardy for Week 1, so he might draw the start to open the year against Atlanta if Wentz isn't 100%.
Update: Nick Foles' injury is being called a shoulder strain.
Foles still has his shoulder pads on and is on the sideline, which is a very positive sign considering he didn't go into the locker room for further testing. Despite being called questionable, the Super Bowl LII MVP is not going to return to tonight's game, but he's likely to start next week's third preseason game against the Browns.
Nick Foles leaves preseason game with apparent right arm injury.
Foles was attempting to take a deep shot in the second quarter against the Patriots, but he had his arm hit as he was trying to throw, and it turned into a fumble that was returned for a touchdown. Foles immediately grabbed around his shoulder/bicep area and was in obvious pain, and he went into the medical tent to be evaluated. Hopefully the injury isn't too serious, but we'll keep you updated when more information becomes available.
The Eagles and Nick Foles have agreed to a revised contract with a mutual option for 2019, according to Mike Garafolo.
Foles was set to become a free agent after the 2018 season, but this new deal gives him a pay raise while still giving him a chance to either 1) stay in Philadelphia for two more years if Carson Wentz gets injured again or 2) hit free agency after this season if he chooses. Also, this could wind up basically being a ploy to get quarterback-needy teams to offer more in a trade for the SB-winning quarterback, as it has the appearance of being serious about keeping Foles for at least 2018. A trade shouldn't be ruled out based on the new deal, but the Eagles would be wise to hold out for anything less than a premium first-round pick or multiple high draft picks.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said that it's "safe to say" Nick Foles will be with the team to start the 2018 season.
A coach's words in March don't necessarily mean much, but it's always been difficult to imagine Philadelphia trading the Super Bowl LII MVP for anything less than a premium draft pick or multiple draft picks, especially with Carson Wentz coming off a torn ACL. An injury elsewhere in the league could change things, but it would be a surprise if Foles wasn't back with the Eagles in 2018.
Multiple teams have made trade offers for Nick Foles, according to Chris Mortensen.
Mortensen says the Eagles "basic answer" is it's going to take more than what they got for Sam Bradford from the Vikings just before the 2016 season (a first and a fourth), which isn't surprising after Foles just led the team to its first Super Bowl in franchise history and won the game's MVP. If more than one team did indeed make an offer, with the Eagles saying it will take more than what they got for Bradford, it indicates they are willing to move him. We would not trade Foles if it didn't include at least a top-15 pick in the draft, as he has already shown he can get it done and win the team a championship, and the Eagles already have a really strong roster that doesn't need to add positions. Backup quarterback is one of the most underrated and important positions in the NFL, and the Eagles have the best one in the league.
Nick Foles wins Super Bowl MVP as he leads the Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.
Foles continued his amazing play in Super Bowl LII, showing no nerves whatsoever against the Patriots en route to the game's MVP honors. Foles was 28/43 for 373 yards, three passing touchdowns, and one interception, and he also added a one-yard touchdown reception on a trick play on fourth-and-goal late in the first half on what was one of the plays of the game. The interception was on a pass that went of Alshon Jeffery's arms and deflected right to Patriots safety Duron Harmon. Foles' first touchdown was to Alshon Jeffery on a 34-yard touchdown where he made a very nice throw to the end zone and gave his big receiver a chance to make a play—something Foles does a good job of. He then threw a 22-yard touchdown to Corey Clement on an absolute dime in the end zone into tight coverage, and then the go-ahead score to Zach Ertz on a slant route with 2:21 to go in the game. Foles played with ice in his veins throughout the entire postseason, but it wasn't just a lucky streak—throughout his career, Foles has shown he can play quarterback at a high level. While we know he can get it done on what is a very good team, there won't be a quarterback controversy in Philadelphia, and the question becomes whether the Eagles decide to trade him if a team makes an enticing offer this offseason. No matter what happens, Foles will always be a legend for the Eagles after helping lead the team to its first Super Bowl win.
Nick Foles lights up the Vikings to help send the Eagles to Super Bowl LII.
Minnesota has the league's best defense, but they played their worst game of the season against Philadelphia; but Foles deserves a ton of credit for playing a truly outstanding game, playing with poise while throwing accurate passes all over the field from short to deep. Foles was 26/33 for 352 yards and three touchdowns in the victory, hitting huge plays and four passes over 36 yards throughout the game. Two of Foles' touchdowns were to Alshon Jeffery, with one coming on a 53-yarder where Jeffery got behind Vikings cornerback Terrance Newman and Foles stood in the pocket and made a Ben Roethlisberger-esque throw. The other touchdown was on an absolute dime to Torrey Smith for 41 yards. Doug Pederson and the coaching staff are doing an excellent job with their game plans, and Foles is playing great football. He should be confident heading into Super Bowl LII against the Patriots.
Nick Foles, Eagles advance to NFC Championship Game with 15-10 win over the Falcons.
Foles was 23/30 for 246 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions. The 28-year-old kept the ball moving and made no big mistakes for the home-underdog Eagles, and a defensive stand was just enough to send Atlanta home. With a great supporting cast, Foles has more than enough to go all the way for Philly. He will either get the Vikings or Saints next week in the NFC Championship.
Foles struggles in Week 17.
The Eagles starters got limited action against the Cowboys, going 4/11 for 39 yards and an interception. The interception wasn't a good one, as he threw it right into coverage and probably didn't see the corner coming underneath the route—but those plays happen. Foles will need the offensive line to do its job and protect in the playoffs for the Eagles to have a chance.
Nick Foles, Eagles clinch #1 seed in the NFC with 19-10 win over the Raiders on Christmas Night.
Foles was 19/38 for 163 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Oakland did a nice job containing the Eagles receivers, as Alshon Jeffery was completely shut down by Sean Smith to zero catches, and Nelson Agholor was the only wide receiver with more than one reception. There was also a lot of pressure on Foles, but a late interception helped set them up for the game-winning field goal. Philadelphia doesn't have anything to play for in Week 17 against Dallas, but Foles will probably start to get some momentum heading into the postseason. If so, he'd only be an QB2 because of the risk of a quick day.
Nick Foles tosses four touchdowns in Eagles' victory.
Foles stepped right in for Carson Wentz and played a very good game, helping the Eagles get a win over the Giants and clinch a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs with two weeks to go. Foles was 24/38 for 237 yards and four touchdowns in the win, as he spread the ball around and threw the scores to four different players, especially playing well in the red zone while throwing precise passes to his playmakers. Those that trusted the Eagles offense and Foles were certainly rewarded with playoff championship appearances on the line, and Foles will be a QB1 option against a subpar Oakland defense in Week 16. The teams are totally different than four years ago, the Raiders are the team Foles threw a record-tying seven touchdowns against.
Nick Foles plays well in relief of Carson Wentz.
After Wentz went down with a potentially serious knee injury, Foles stepped in and helped lead the Eagles to a victory over the Rams. Overall, Foles was 6/10 for 42 yards along with a nine-yard rush, but his best play was a perfect throw to Nelson Agholor on a stick-type of route for a first-down, allowing the Eagles to drain more of the clock and give the Rams basically no time to drive for a game-winning field goal. Foles has some streaming appeal while operating one of the league's best offenses, and he'll be one of the better streaming options next week against the Giants.
Nick Foles was a full participant in practice.
Foles battled an elbow issue that kept him out the entire preseason, but he's apparently back to 100% with this full Wednesday practice. He'll be Carson Wentz's backup this season while giving Wentz a veteran presence to lean on as someone that's been the starter in Philadelphia.
The Eagles are signing quarterback Nick Foles to a two-year contract, according to Adam Schefter.
Foles returns to the place where he had some major success and won some games under Chip Kelly. Foles provides the Eagles one of the best backup quarterbacks in the league. Chase Daniel will almost certainly be on the move.
The Chiefs officially declined Nick Foles option, according to Mike Garafolo.
Foles could still return to the Chiefs, but he may look for the opportunity to start if a team will give it to him.