August 05, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Chiefs announce Nick Foles signing
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has signed quarterback Nick Foles. “It’s rare this time of year to have an opportunity to add an established veteran player to your roster, especially at the quarterback position” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “Nick has proven he can play at a high level in this league. He’s smart, competitive, and experienced with Coach Reid and his system. He’ll be able to add insight and knowledge to a talented group of quarterbacks currently in our room.” Foles (6-6, 243) has played in 39 games (35 starts) in four NFL seasons with the St. Louis Rams (2015) and Philadelphia Eagles (2012-14). His career numbers include 740 completions on 1,230 attempts (60.2 percent) for 8,805 yards with 53 touchdowns and 27 interceptions (87.3 rating). He has 101 career rushing attempts for 351 yards and five touchdowns. Foles was originally drafted in the third round (88th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Eagles while Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid was leading Philadelphia. Foles spent his rookie season under Reid. The Austin, Texas native had a breakout season in 2013 where he completed 203 passes on 317 attempts for 2,891 yards with 27 touchdowns and two interceptions in only 10 starts. His 119.2 rating that season led the league and stands as the third-best mark in NFL history. Foles’ touchdown-to-interception ratio in 2013 was the best ever by an NFL QB, which helped earn him a place on the 2014 Pro Bowl roster where he was named the Pro Bowl’s MVP. Entering his fifth season, Foles played collegiately at Arizona.