By Anthony Caruso III
The Los Angeles Rams have released quarterback Nick Foles. This move has been a long-time in the making, as he hasn’t been happy there.
His frustration began when the Rams acquired the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft in a trade with the Tennessee Titans. Then, in April, the Rams drafted Jared Goff, whose expected to be their starter this season.
He wasn’t pleased that he wasn’t starting. After 11 games last season, he was benched in favor of Case Keenum.
Foles was acquired last offseason by the Rams in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. Besides swapping draft picks, the Eagles also acquired Sam Bradford.
In Sept., the Rams signed Foles to a two-year, $24.5 million extension. That contract was to begin with the 2016 season.
He had a 69 passer rating after going 190 of 337 for 2,052 yards with seven touchdowns. He also thrown 10 interceptions.
He had a career-worst 6.1 yards-per-attempt.
With Foles free to sign elsewhere, the New York Jets could have some interest, as they’re still looking for a veteran. They haven’t signed Ryan Fitzpatrick, whose complained about his offers from the team.
But if he would sign with the Jets, he would likely be a back-up to Geno Smith with Christian Hackenberg as the third-string quarterback. They could also trade or release Bryce Petty to create a roster spot to clear room for Foles.
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