Could Nick Foles be reunited with a familiar face? The Chicago Bears quarterback has been linked to the New York Jets in multiple trade rumors in recent months, but another AFC team has emerged as a potential trade partner.
After NFL insider Adam Schefter reported on July 30 that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz injured his foot in practice this week, and will be “out indefinitely” as a result.
While the Colts are waiting for further tests to confirm the severity of the injury, the two quarterbacks currently behind Wentz are 2020 fourth-rounder Jacob Eason and rookie Sam Ellinger, neither of whom has taken an NFL snap. It’s not a stretch to think Colts head coach Frank Reich might seek out a reunion with Foles, who he won a Super Bowl with when the two were in Philadelphia.
Reich served as offensive coordinator for the Eagles from 2016-17, when Foles backed up Wentz. Three years, one “Philly Special” and a Super Bowl ring later, Foles is the Bears’ third-string quarterback and Reich is the Colts head coach — and he needs a QB. Based on comments made by Reich and Foles last year, both still think quite highly of each other.
“This guy just has this knack for making big plays, like few I’ve ever seen,” Reich said about Foles in September of 2020, via BearsWire. “Then he has this knack for coming up in big moments. In the biggest moments, that’s usually when he’s at his best. … This guy’s a stud player.”