Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Foles Returns to Eagles

Nick Foles
QB Nick Foles is back in Philly. (Photo by Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) – Nick Foles is returning to Philadelphia.

The 28-year-old quarterback signed a two-year deal to become Carson Wentz’s backup, the team announced Monday.

The deal is for $11 million over the two seasons with $7 million of that being guaranteed.

Foles is, of course, best known for his historic 27-and-2 season back in 2013 when he emerged as the starter during Chip Kelly’s first season as the team’s head coach.

Despite that success, Kelly was never enamored with Foles’ skill set and shipped him to St. Louis before the 2015 season in exchange for Sam Bradford. By 2016, Foles reunited with Andy Reid and was the backup to Alex Smith in Kansas City.

The “Peaches & Herb Tour” returns to Philly this time as Foles reunited with Howie Roseman.

A former third-round pick in 2012 by the Eagles, Foles went 15-9 as the team’s starter

The signing of Foles also indicates veteran backup Chase Daniel, whom Philly signed to compete with Bradford last season, will be moving on with the New York Jets as a potential landing spot.

Daniel has already asked for his release, which is expected to be granted although there are some complications that need to be worked out first.

The veteran signed a three-year, $21 million with the Eagles last offseason and expected to compete for the starting job, something that never materialized even after Philadelphia traded Bradford to Minnesota eight days before the regular season.

Under his current deal, Daniel is set to cost $8 million against the cap in 2017 and the Eagles would only garner the team $1 million in cap relief, hence the negotiations.

In other financial news, Roseman has reworked Zach Ertz’s deal to create over $2.5 million in extra space, according to ESPN.

-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at jmcmullen44@gmail.com or on Twitter @JFMcMullen

Best of 97.3 ESPN

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://973espn.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 97.3 ESPN VIP CLUB quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 97.3 ESPN VIP CLUB contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.