Philadelphia Eagles head coach, Frank Reich, had a candid response to the rumors that quarterback Nick Foles is on the trading block.
Frank Reich has had a candid response to Nick Foles rumors. He says that he is not surprised by the rumors, but does not believe them to be true.
Getty The Indianapolis Colts’ head coach Frank Reich speaks with quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Nick Foles.
Nick Foles began it, technically.
In his only media appearance this calendar year, the Chicago Bears’ third-string quarterback didn’t mince words when he stated that he would only accept a trade to a team where he knows and/or is comfortable with the personnel — and he also made it clear that he admires Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich.
When asked whether he wanted to be involved in any potential deal, Foles replied, “definitely.” “I don’t want to go to someone I don’t know in this league.”
Of course, when Reich was Foles’ offensive coordinator, the Philadelphia Eagles won a Super Bowl together less than five years ago. Reich was questioned about the Foles trade rumors and if he would want a reunion with the media on August 4th. His response was a jumble of messages.
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‘There’s nothing I don’t like about Nick Foles,’ says Reich.
The Colts have been linked to Foles, who is presently buried below Andy Dalton and Justin Fields on the QB depth chart, while his starter, Carson Wentz, is set to be sidelined as he recovers from foot surgery. In Wentz’s absence, Indianapolis could use some experienced leadership.
According to The Athletic’s Stephen Holder, Reich stated the following when asked about a possible Foles trade:
“First and foremost, this is Carson’s squad. He’s the quarterback for our team. We’re looking forward to meeting him. He is well aware of this, as is the rest of the squad. We brought him here for a specific purpose when we brought him here. And it wasn’t for the sake of competition. It was that he was going to come in and take charge of this football squad. I’m not afraid to bring up Nick Foles. Nick Foles is one of my favorite quarterbacks. I haven’t spoken to him since he joined the Chicago Bears. However, I believe he is a fantastic player. That, I believe, he has shown. He’s a fantastic teammate, in my opinion. There’s nothing I don’t like about Nick Foles. I believe he’ll come out on top. He definitely fits our culture, but he’s a Chicago Bears player.”
So Reich hasn’t spoken with Foles but acknowledges that the veteran quarterback “fits” his team’s culture? You’ve got it. The Colts coach couldn’t openly recruit another quarterback — especially one with such a tumultuous past with Wentz — but he could have given Foles a laundry list of praises, which he didn’t have to do.
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The timeline for Wentz’s return will be crucial.
Wentz and Foles have a tumultuous relationship. In 2017-18, they were teammates in Philadelphia, where Foles was his backup quarterback. After suffering torn ACL and LCL in 2017, Foles stepped over and guided the Eagles to their lone Super Bowl victory, winning MVP accolades in the process.
In 2018, Wentz returned from his knee injury to lead the Eagles once again, but he was hampered by another injury, and Foles took over. Will it happen in Indianapolis again?
Reich and company would likely seek the services of a veteran depending on how quickly Wentz returns from foot surgery. While the Colts aren’t looking for experienced quarterbacks right now, analyst Chris Mortensen stated on Twitter that “if this very safe operation & rehab becomes difficult, then another vet QB will be considered.”
At this moment, the Colts are not interested in trade for Foles, Minshew, or Mariota. After two weeks, Carson Wentz starts rehabilitating his foot. He hasn’t been declared out for Week 1, but the odds are in his favor. Another vet QB will be explored if this very safe operation and rehab becomes difficult.
August 2, 2021 — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport)
“Listen, Frank Reich is one of my favorite, if not the favorite, coaches of all time,” Foles stated on August 2. He recognizes me as a player. He is aware of who I am as a person. I haven’t spoken to them in a long time. Right now, I’m a Chicago Bear.”
We’ll see how long “right now” continues to exist.
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