The San Francisco 49ers are looking to add a veteran arm to their roster as rumors are swirling that Nick Foles could be a fit in their squad as backup to their starter Colin Kaepernick for the coming season.
Kaepernick has recently been cleared by the team’s medical staff and is set to report to training camp this weekend. However, there are talks that it might take time before Kaepernick regains his old form and this is why the 49ers are hoping to open the negotiating lines with Foles. Foles was released by the L.A. Rams after a disappointing year last season.
Foles is looking for redemption and the 49ers might be able to work out some options to have him with their team. Although the 49ers are ready to work with Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert, the addition of Foles will make it an interesting season for them.
Though Gabbert leads them in terms of learning the system of coach Chip Kelly, both Kaepernick and Foles are easy to teach and could learn the system in no time.
Ever since his road to recovery, Kaepernick has stated that he is focused on getting healthy and going back to play the starting position in the team. It would be a competition for both Kaepernick and Gabbert, but Foles would be a fit for the backup position.
“They haven’t said anything about pecking order or anything like that. I’m ready to give this team everything I have. It was a great feeling to be out there this week. The fan support that I’ve gotten through everything and especially seeing people out, the support that I’ve gotten was amazing. It’s made me really excited to be out here and play,” Kaepernick said.
Bob Harkins notes that Foles would fit in the 49ers system since Kelly was the one who guided Foles during his amazing 2013 run with the Philadelphia Eagles. There is no doubt that Kelly could once again bring out that magic with Foles on their roster.
Since the 49ers and Kaepernick are not yet 100 percent in with each other, having Foles would create a depth in their lineup for next season. Moreover, it could motivate Foles to prove to everyone that his 2013 run was no fluke.
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