The Los Angeles Rams still hope to find a trade partner for quarterback Nick Foles but plan on bringing him into camp at this time, Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
FYI on #Rams QB Nick Foles:Barring a last-second trade, plan is to bring him to camp and wait out a QB vacancy/trade partner elsewhere
— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) July 17, 2016
That Foles will be off Los Angeles’ roster when the season opens is almost a given. With a $13.25 million cap hit this year, he’s far too expensive to carry on the inactive list, which is certainly where he’d land if he were to remain a member of the Rams.
Case Keenum is the starter for now, until Jared Goff beats him out in training camp or early in the season. Sean Mannion (last year’s third-round pick) and Dylan Thompson are both listed ahead of Foles on the team’s depth chart.
There is a good reason for this: Foles just isn’t very good. Last year, starting in 11 games, he went 4-7, completing just 56.4 percent of his passes with seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
With this in mind, it’s hard to imagine any team being interested in trading for the quarterback and taking on his big salary. But strange things happen during NFL training camps. Injuries make teams desperate, which is what Rams general manager Les Snead is waiting for. If a team gets desperate enough, it’s possible that Foles will somehow become an attractive option.
That said, the Rams have been dangling Foles as trade bait since late April during the NFL draft. To this point, there has been no reported movement by any teams to attempt acquiring him. So for now, the Rams will play the waiting game, hoping things change.