10 months ago since being the starter of the Chicago Bears, Nick Foles has fallen down to the third-string on the Bears QB depth chart. Foles spoke about his future with the bears and possible reunion with Colts HC Frank Reich.
Foles took over the starting job from Mitch Trubisky midway through the season and did beat the eventual Super Bowl champs, Tom Brady and the Bucs in a Week 5 primetime game. But that was the only big highlight from his tenure. . He won just two of his seven starts while completing 64.7% of his passes for 1,852 yards with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
•9 Games Played
•1,852 Passing Yards
•10 Passing TD
•8 Interceptions pic.twitter.com/LrZaeoOjIo
— G R I Z Z. (@GrizzlyGridiron) January 11, 2021
Foles did not look like he did during his miraculous Super Bowl run in 2017 with the Philadelphia Eagles. But Foles is confident that his current version is even better than how solid he was during that run.
Nick Foles spoke about his future in Chicago and possible Frank Reich reunion.
Chicago Bears third-string quarterback Nick Foles provided some juicy soundbites when he met with the media Monday.
“Listen, I’m 32. I feel great. The version of me right now is much better than the version that played in the Super Bowl, I’ll tell you that. And I’m confident in that. So put that through your mind. I know that. I know what this game’s about. You have to have the whole package as a team. You have to have everyone in there. Top down has to be great. If it’s not great, you’re going to be mediocre. I’ve seen it, I’ve been a part of it. And unfortunately, when you’re a quarterback you’ve got to go through a bunch of the bologna. But that’s part of it.”
Nick Foles made it clear he has not had any talks with Frank Reich about a trade to the Indianapolis Colts, but he sounded distinctly like a man making his pitch for such a move on Monday. The Colts are in a perilous situation at quarterback after Reich confirmed Carson Wentz, whom they traded for in the offseason to be their starter, would undergo foot surgery and miss five to 12 weeks.
Asked about that possibility, Foles told a media conference: “Frank Reich is one of my favourite if not favourite coaches of all time, he understands me as a player, he understands me as a person.”
A fired up Nick Foles talks about Frank Reich, Carson Wentz, what he wants in a trade, and more.
Foles: “The version of me right now is much better than the version that played in the Super Bowl … Put that through your mind.”
This is worth the watch…pic.twitter.com/zVpsluax2l
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 2, 2021
“I haven’t had any talks with him. I’m a Chicago Bear right now. You all watched the 2017 season in the playoffs where he changed the offense and built it around me and y’all saw what happened, he understood my mentality as a player and he was able to build it around me and put me in a successful position.”
“Right now I’m a Chicago Bear and I’m going to keep slinging it with these third-stringers and we’re going to dice ’em up.”