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  • Nick Foles gets $88 million contract from Jaguars

    Ian Rapoport

    The #Jaguars had Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles as their top target. Per @MikeGarafolo he gets 4 years and $88M. Large.

    4:48 PM - 11 Mar 2019
    That's... a lot of money for Foles.

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  • r8rh8rmike
    What A Nick Foles Contract Extension With The Rams Could Look Like
    by r8rh8rmike
    What a Nick Foles contract extension with the Rams could look like

    Nick Wagoner, ESPN Staff Writer

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams have made no secret of their interest in getting a contract extension done with quarterback Nick Foles sooner than later.

    Whether you agree or disagree with that intent is really not important at this point. To that end, I've already covered why the Rams' desire to make such a move makes sense and offered some reasons why it wouldn't. ESPN Insider Field Yates also offered some thoughts on the pros and cons of such a deal.

    So there's plenty to chew on there in evaluating the Rams' efforts to get something done. With that in mind, let's move past that debate and focus on what Foles might cost moving forward.

    -- As both Yates and I wrote, part of the reason the Rams might have interest in signing Foles now before he plays for the team is the idea that they could get him at something of a bargain. Foles is coming off an injury-plagued season in which his numbers dropped dramatically from his 2013 output. That means a potential contract would be based on a body of work with one excellent year and one so-so year that included an injury. Trying to find comparable quarterbacks with similar career performance is difficult. But what we can do is find players who have achieved about as much as Foles from a team standpoint. Cincinnati's Andy Dalton would be a good jumping off point. Dalton has led the Bengals to the playoffs four times but has yet to win a postseason contest. Dalton signed a six-year deal averaging $16 million per year in 2014 but that deal isn't nearly as daunting as it might look. Dalton received only $17 million in fully guaranteed money, all of which has already been paid out. Now, the Bengals have Dalton under contract at relatively large numbers moving forward but he's essentially operating on a year-to-year basis. For the Rams, following a similar path with Foles -- paying a good chunk up front and then going essentially year to year after -- would make a lot of sense.

    -- Another way of looking at Foles' next deal is to examine his role in an offense that figures to be run-heavy and not ask him to throw the ball 40 times a game. Kansas City's Alex Smith might offer a fair comparison here. Smith signed a bigger deal than Dalton, garnering a four-year deal averaging $18 million per season with a guarantee of $45 million. But again, that guarantee is a bit misleading. Smith got an $18 million signing bonus up front and his $11 million base salary in 2015 is guaranteed. Beyond that, his $14 million base salary in 2016 is guaranteed only for injury (or if he's still on the roster on the fifth day of the 2016 league year). So after this season, the Chiefs could theoretically part ways with Smith and only owe the remainder of his prorated signing bonus for the rest of his deal against the cap. It seems unlikely the Rams...
    -07-08-2015, 09:49 AM
  • Nick
    PFT: Foles likely gone by start of season
    by Nick
    Will Nick Foles be a member of the Rams in 2016?
    Posted by Mike Florio on April 10, 2016, 10:17 AM EDT

    As the Broncos continue to turn over each and every stone in search of a potential quarterback to compete with Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian, hereís a name that hasnít been mentioned: Rams quarterback Nick Foles.

    On one hand, Foles already has earned a $6 million roster bonus for 2016, and his $1.75 million base salary for the coming year is fully guaranteed. On the other hand, thereís a sense that Foles has been tabbed as the odd man out, with Case Keenum, Sean Mannion, and whoever the Rams draft filling out the primary three spots on the depth chart for the first year back in L.A.

    One source with knowledge of the dynamics already has predicted that Foles likely will be gone by the start of training camp, and that he definitely will not be on the team before Week One.

    So why havenít the Rams already moved on? For starters, the $6 million roster bonus was fully guaranteed as of last year. The only extra obligation arising from keeping Foles into March 2016 came from the base salary. If Foles is traded, the base salary goes with him.

    The financial circumstances could make Foles attractive as a trade candidate. At a time, for example, when the Broncos unsuccessfully are squeezing 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to take only $7 million this year, the Broncos could get Foles for exactly 25 percent of that amount.

    Yes, the deal comes with $4.5 million in incentives. But if Foles does whatever he needs to do to earn those amounts, thatís presumably good news for his new team.

    The bigger problem comes from 2017, when Folesí salary shoots to $10.75 million. So it would be a one-year arrangement under the current deal.

    Another problem comes from the fact that Foles simply wasnít very good last year. Which is likely one of the reasons the Broncos havenít kicked tires on the possibility of acquiring him.

    From the Ramsí perspective, itís likely that theyíll squat on Foles unless and until they draft a quarterback later this month. Once that happens, with maybe a free-falling Jared Goff or Paxton Lynch becoming the next potential Roman Gabriel, John Hadl, Pat Haden, Vince Ferragamo, or Jim Everett, Foles will be adding a new city to a travel itinerary that has taken him from Philly to St. Louis to L.A. in the last 13 months.
    -04-10-2016, 10:17 AM
  • Varg6
    Interest in Nick Foles?
    by Varg6
    According to

    We have interest in trading for Nick Foles this offseason.

    -01-26-2015, 08:49 AM
  • sosa39rams
    Report: Rams Interested in QB Nick Foles
    by sosa39rams
    "A source tells that the Rams have interest in Nick Foles if the Eagles decide to trade him this offseason. Foles is 14-4 as a starter over the last two seasons, but there's plenty of reason to believe he is not Chip Kelly's guy for the long haul. Kelly inherited Foles, he prefers a mobile quarterback, Foles regressed sharply as a thrower in Year 2 and the Eagles could be plotting a move up in the draft for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. According to, the QB-desperate Titans and Texans would also have interest in Foles, who has one year remaining on his rookie contract. The Rams have already said Sam Bradford (ACL surgery) will face competition in training camp."

    - Rotoworld
    -01-26-2015, 09:46 AM
  • GroundChuck
    Foles not leading us to the promised land
    by GroundChuck
    Foles looked basically terrible today. I am not convinced he is the QB for us going forward.
    What say you?
    -11-08-2015, 06:56 PM