Report: Colts working to sign QB Nick Foles as backup

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The Indianapolis Colts are reportedly working to sign veteran quarterback Nick Foles to be the backup behind starter Matt Ryan, per Zak Keefer of The Athletic.

In a move that makes almost too much sense, Foles would reunite with head coach Frank Reich, who was his offensive coordinator in 2017 when Foles helped lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl championship.

Keefer reported the deal hasn’t been finalized yet, but it could happen next week.

Foles and Reich have a very strong history. Despite Carson Wentz enjoying an MVP season in 2017, a torn ACL opened the door for Foles to lead the way during the playoffs.

The Eagles wound up going on a magical run with Foles helping lead the offense under Reich and then-head coach Doug Pederson.

Reich told reporters earlier this week that the Colts wouldn’t be in a rush to add a veteran quarterback but with Sam Ehlinger currently working as the direct backup to the aforementioned Ryan, the move to add a backup with experience makes sense.

The deal isn’t finalized yet, but the Colts signing Foles would be one of the least shocking moves of the offseason.

 

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