It seems that teams are avoiding Nick Foles. The quarterback remains unemployed as two of the teams linked to Foles, namely, the San Francisco 49ers and the Denver Broncos, have stated that they have no interest in signing him.
If the 49ers and Broncos look into the numbers that Foles had last season with the Rams, they have all the reason not to take him in. Foles had 2,052 yards with seven touchdowns but it also had 10 interceptions. But if one would look into Foles’ 2013 performance, then they might reconsider their decision.
Nick Foles laying low for a few days. #Vikings said to be doing their due-diligence, like 10ish other teams. Nothing is close to happening.
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) July 29, 2016
49ers head coach Chip Kelly stated that they are not keen on getting Foles anytime soon as they are contented with Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert fighting it out for the starting position. Kelly added that he has nothing against Foles as he explained that having three quarterbacks doing all the reps that they are doing at their training camp will take time for the squad to adjust makes it diluted in nature.
“I’m a big fan of Nick, but right now our eggs are in Kap and Blaine’s basket, and we’re going to see what those guys can do. And (we’re) very confident in those guys and it has really nothing to do with Nick, but it has to do a lot with both Blaine and Kap, in terms of where they are and giving them an ample shot at being the quarterback,” Kelly explained, via Comcast SportsNet Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco.
— Cam Inman (@CamInman) August 1, 2016
For Broncos’ coach Gary Kubiak, they are contended with Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian, and rookie Paxton Lynch. Kubiak noted that if they would take in Foles, he would most likely take the backup role as the three are competing for the starting roles of the team. He explained that it would not be wise for them to disrupt their quarterback order at this time, though he has respect for Foles.
“I think we go to work with our guys,” Kubiak said on KKFN-FM in Denver. “Obviously, I got respect for Nick, he’s played very well in this league. But we’ve been set, we know which direction we’re heading and it’s time to go compete.”
Gary Kubiak said on 104.3 the Fan the Broncos have no interest in bringing in Nick Foles.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) July 28, 2016
Foles’ release from the Rams may have come too late as teams are already busy starting their training camps. If he would accept a backup role then he might land with a team before the start of the season. For Foles, it’s a hard decision to make, but nobody knows between now and how the season will play out. It is better to take a backup role rather than be unemployed and just watch the games from the sidelines.
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