The St. Louis Rams and newly acquired quarterback Nick Foles just agreed to a two-year deal worth approximate $25.5 million, according to NFL Media Insider, Ian Rapoport.
It is also reported that Foles will get slighly under $14 million guaranteed and that deal allows Foles to void the second year of his deal due to Pro Bowl or team performance.
Reportedly, the Rams wanted to wrap up a new deal for Foles, who was slated to earn $1.5 million in his final year of his rookie deal, prior to the start of the regular season.
Head coach Jeff Fisher recently spoke on the offseason trade that sent their former quarterback Sam Bradford to the Philadelphia Eagles:
“(Foles’) body of work is pretty impressive,” Fisher said. “… He can make every throw. … Talking to his teammates, they really like the way he runs the huddle and manages the offense. So I’m very pleased with where he’s going right now.”
Boom. There we have it. And, Fisher apparently forgot to mention that Foles is healthy, which is a refreshing change in St. Louis.
Foles is also drawing praise from his team, including fellow teammate, tight end Jared Cook:
“He’s everything that you want in a quarterback — everything that you’ve always wanted,” Cook said. “It just feels like he belongs here, and it feels like he’s been here for a while, which is a good piece. It’s what we need.”
This is great news. However, Foles has much to prove after losing his starting job last year to quarterback Mark Sanchez. As for the Rams taking care of Foles’ extension before the season, this is a wise move on their end. Should Foles go off the charts for some reason in 2015, it would have caused his future payday to skyrocket compared to the $25.5 million deal he just signed.
The Rams will find out soon enough if they have the 2014 version of Foles or the 2013 version who only threw two interceptions in 13 games.
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