With quarterback Nick Foles being released from the Los Angeles Rams on Wednesday, there are people saying that the Kansas City Chiefs might be the best fit for him.
Backup quarterbacks are a big thing to Kansas City Chiefs fans. We just really love our backup quarterbacks here in Kansas City.
Chase Daniel had been holding down that position for the past three years, but he’s off to greener pastures in Philadelphia. Speaking of Philadelphia, someone they thought could be their quarterback of the future is on the free agency market (hint: It’s Nick Foles).
The Chiefs are being linked with signing Foles due to his history with Andy Reid, who drafted Foles in the third round back in the 2012 NFL Draft. Reid only spent that 2012 season with Foles serving as a backup in Philly, but the former Arizona Wildcat would only spend three total seasons as an Eagle.
He was traded to the St. Louis Rams during last year’s free agency period and only spent one season with them. Now the Rams are in Los Angeles, and they’ve moved on from Foles. They traded a boatload for the number one overall pick and took Jared Goff with that selection. They also still have Case Keenum on their roster.
Sean Wagner-McGough of CBS Sports listed the Chiefs as the second NFL team most likely to sign Foles. His reasoning?
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"They lost Chase Daniel, they figure they’re a playoff team, and head coach Andy Reid helped draft Foles in Philly."
While I understand the importance of having a decent backup quarterback, the Kansas City Chiefs simply don’t need another quarterback on their depth chart. They have four total at the moment, and they have an unquestioned starter in that group in Alex Smith.
The backup job will be going to either Tyler Bray, Kevin Hogan, or Aaron Murray. End of story. There’s no need to bring in Nick Foles just because he has history with Reid. They spent one season together and Foles played in seven games that year.
Foles’ best season came in 2013 when he started ten games and appeared in 13 total. He passed for just under 2,900 yards, threw 27 touchdowns, and only two interceptions. He was injured for the majority of the 2014 season, and really declined in 2015 with the Rams, eventually being benched in favor of Keenum.
You know you’re on a downward spiral when you’re benched for Case Keenum.
While I understand that we have to talk about all of these free agent rumors and whatnot, I just don’t see why the Chiefs would waste the time adding Foles to their roster. They have four quarterbacks already and there’s no need for another one.