Eagles Flirted With Nick Foles Reunion Before Colts Signing

The Philadelphia Eagles flirted with a Nick Foles reunion before his signing with the Indianapolis Colts.
The Philadelphia Eagles flirted with a Nick Foles reunion before his signing with the Indianapolis Colts. / Sean Gardner/GettyImages

Quarterback Nick Foles secured his new job backing up Matt Ryan for the 2022 NFL season when he signed a two-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts on Monday. It's worth noting another team that was in contact with the 10-year pro was the one he guided to a Super Bowl 52 victory.

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That's right, the Philadelphia Eagles had reportedly flirted with the idea of bringing back Foles. He would've likely taken on a mentorship role in a QB room filled with younger options. However, a reunion would've been a luxury move at this point with Gardner Minshew and Carson Strong present.

Foles built a legacy in Philly that won't soon be forgotten. After starting quarterback Carson Wentz went down with a torn ACL in 2017, Foles picked up the pieces and then out-dueled Tom Brady in the biggest game of them all. The 33-year-old earned Super Bowl MVP honors for his efforts that game.

It would've been a bit weird to have Foles waiting in the wings behind starter Jalen Hurts, though. Eagles fans can be quick to give up on QBs when there is a capable backup, showcased by Wentz's downfall in 2020. Foles will now reconnect with his former offensive coordinator Frank Reich in Indy, instead.

Overall, Foles has posted a 29-27 record across 56 career starts and has tossed 82 touchdowns compared to 43 interceptions. The Pro Bowler also averages 205.9 passing yards per game and 11.0 yards per completion.

Indianapolis currently has odds set at +2200 to win Super Bowl 57, while Philadelphia has odds set at +2800, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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