Foles, a third-round pick of the Eagles in 2012, had 13 touchdowns passes and 10 interceptions last year before the injury.
The Rams, who traded Sam Bradford to the Eagles in March for Foles and a second-round pick, announced Friday a two-year extension for the fourth-year pro that pays Foles like a starting quarterback but also safeguards them in case their new quarterback doesn’t perform. He had been scheduled to make $1.5 million this season. Still Foles did manage to helm Philly to a 14-4 record and playoff invite during his short time with the franchise.
On Foles’ end, if he puts up the numbers that he did in 2013, then he can get out of the contract after the 2016 season. Foles hasn’t thrown a regular season pass for the Rams, but that didn’t stop head coach Jeff Fisher from getting contract talks underway before training camp. He lacks the athletic ability to get out of the pocket on a play like this, so instead of just falling over and living to see another play, Foles usually turns the ball over.
Rapoport reported in June that the Rams had made it priority to lock up Foles to a long-term deal by the start of the season.
For the Rams, the dedication is longer than the one yr Foles beforehand had on his deal, however it’s not so lengthy that they cannot change course if Foles struggles. If he meets the requirements set within the contract together with his efficiency, he might theoretically even choose out of the ultimate yr of his deal and get to the subsequent contract sooner. “This is where I want to play”, the 26-year-old quarterback said. “We wanted to get a deal done that was good for both sides”. It’s not exactly a fair comparison for Manning, but you have to think Foles will go home happy knowing he’s pulling in as much guaranteed money as Manning. “He can rally them and we’ll go on and win a lot of games”. “I’m just a small piece of the puzzle”.