Philadelphia Eagles fans might not want to hear this, but their team reportedly has interest in bringing Nick Foles back for the 2016 season, per Adam Schefter of ESPN:
A name to watch with Eagles' off-season QB maneuvers: Nick Foles. Eagles' HC Doug Pederson drafted Foles and is interested, per NFL sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 7, 2016
It’s kind of funny, considering it was only a year ago that the Eagles traded Foles for Sam Bradford — a true lose, lose for both teams.
Foles put together a miserable season in 2015 with the then St. Louis Rams. Starting in 11 games, he completed 56.2 percent of his passes for just 2,052 yards with seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
It was the second year in a row in which he showed himself to be less than mediocre after his breakout 2013 campaign, when he threw 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions for the Eagles.
As mentioned by Schefter, Pederson did have a hand in drafting Foles. He was the quarterbacks coach under Andy Reid in 2012 when the Eagles picked Foles in the third round.
The Eagles brought Pederson aboard in place of Chip Kelly. He was Reid’s offensive coordinator in Kansas City the past couple of seasons and worked wonders with Alex Smith, who has limitations of a similar nature to those of Foles.
Both quarterbacks possess less than ideal arm strength and accuracy on deep throws, but both have the ability to thrive in a system that utilizes more short passes.
However, the fact that Philadelphia views Foles as a potential answer is a tremendous indicator of just how dry the market is right now for quarterbacks.
Foles’ 2013 season won’t ever be replicated again. What he’s done the past two years is much closer to the reality of what it is he can do for a team, though improvements can certainly be made.