Report: Colts “working to add” QB Nick Foles

The most important athlete in Philadelphia Sports history is in the news. Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles, who spent 2020 and 2021 with the Bears, may be close to the Colts, according to The Athletic’s Zak Keefer:

Foles on his way to Indianapolis would reunite him with Colts head coach Frank Reich, who served as the Eagles offensive coordinator during Foles’ magical Super Bowl run during the 2017 season. Reich, along with former Eagles head coach and play-caller Doug Pederson, unlocked Foles and let him go into Super Saiyan mode against the Vikings and Patriots. If Foles catches on elsewhere as a backup in the NFL, a reunion with Reich makes sense in the world.

While Foles would be brought in to be the No. 2 QB for newly acquired Matt Ryan, the elephant in the room is that Foles would walk into the Colts’ locker room after the Carson Wentz era ended on such rocky terms at the conclusion of the season 2021. Those two will be intertwined forever, huh?

When there were concerns that Wentz could be short of time with an injury leading up to the 2021 season, rumor has swirled that the Colts could (and should) make a move for Foles, given his familiarity with Reich’s offensive system. Despite still being on the Bears, though buried on the QB depth map, Foles spoke candidly about his connection to Reich:

Again, Ryan is Indy’s starter, but anything can happen over the course of an NFL season, as Eagles know all too well with the 2017 and 2018 Foles saga. Colts to meet in week 11 on November 20.

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