Nick Foles, Colts agree to 2-year deal

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Nick Foles (Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)

The Indianapolis Colts and veteran quarterback Nick Foles have agreed to a two-year deal, according to multiple reports Monday.

The move brings one of the more qualified backups to Indianapolis, who supplemented the retirement of Philip Rivers and the failure of Carson Wentz by acquiring Matt Ryan from the Atlanta Falcons back in March.

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Matt Ryan (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)

Foles will now be joining his sixth different team in 11 NFL seasons, having spent the last two with the Chicago Bears.

Originally brought on as an alternative to the struggling Mitchell Trubisky, Foles never got off the ground in 2020, going 2-5 as a starter while throwing 10 touchdowns to just eight interceptions.

It prompted the Bears to take Justin Fields 11th overall in the 2021 draft where he played 12 games last season.

Foles rose to prominence when he led the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl title and an upset of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in 2018 after Carson Wentz went down with an injury.

He led Philadelphia to the Divisional Round one year later after Wentz once again was hampered by health issues.

Regardless, Foles has never been able to run away with a No. 1 starting quarterback job in the NFL.

He never started more than 11 games in a season, which came during a failed attempt to run the Rams’ offense in 2015.

With his niche carved out as more of a “super-sub” off the bench and with Ryan at 37 years of age, getting a proven backup like Foles was a must for the Colts.

It will also provide a reunification with Frank Reich — current Colts head coach — who was offensive coordinator of the Eagles during Foles’ run to the Super Bowl.

They’ll hope that this ex-Eagles experiment goes better than Wentz’s short tenure in Indianapolis.

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