The Chiefs formally announced that they have reached agreement on a deal with free agent quarterback Nick Foles, Foles is now reunited with Andy Reid, his coach in the early part of his time with the Eagles.
Foles will earn $1.75MM this year, plus incentives, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets. He’ll get a team option for the second year, which ranges between $6.75MM-$16MM based on his 2016 performance.
When Chase Daniel left KC to join the Eagles, the Chiefs did not replace him with a veteran this offseason. Instead, Kansas City’s quarterback corps behind Alex Smith consisted of three signal-callers who never attempted an NFL pass. Now, that has changed as the Chiefs have an experienced QB in Foles to hold down the No. 2 job.
Foles, a former third-round pick, had his breakout season in 2013 under Reid replacement Chip Kelly when he threw for 2,891 yards, 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions for the Eagles. A broken collar bone ended his 2014 season, and the 27-year-old finished with 2,163 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in eight games.
After Kellen Moore suffered a broken ankle, many believed that Foles would be Dallas-bound. The Cowboys and Vikings both made offers to Foles, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter), but the Chiefs jumped into the mix late on Thursday night and surprised everyone by signing the veteran QB.
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