Rams Interested in Trading For Nick Foles?
The St. Louis Rams haven’t been shy about what they plan on doing at the quarterback position. They admitted they would look for competition for Sam Bradford heading into 2015, and now we’re starting to get an idea of what they have in mind.
According to NJ.com, the Rams have serious interest in acquiring Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles in a trade. With Foles being hurt last year and Chip Kelly and co. rumored to want to trade up to land Oregon product Marcus Mariota, Foles could be on the move. What Philly does at quarterback in the draft likely plays a huge role in Foles’ future, however, as well as what kind of compensation it’d take from St. Louis to get him.
Fall of Bradford?
Bradford ideally would still be the starting quarterback for the Rams, but after 22 missed games with two knee injuries the past two years, St. Louis just can’t afford to rely completely on their one time franchise passer.
Doing that left the Rams in trouble in 2013 and with just Shaun Hill and Austin Davis in 2014. Needless to say, the Rams struggled offensively both years and failed to make the playoffs.
On top of Bradford’s shaky health, there’s also still a debate over whether or not he’s the guy to get the Rams to the next level. The former #1 overall draft pick has absolutely shown glimpses of his potential, but has really never taken that next big step in his development.
Pushed By Foles
Foles would at the very worst represent fantastic competition and an elite backup option. An arguable success in each of the past two years in a system that probably didn’t best suit his abilities, Foles could progress even further in a new system. And if he doesn’t win the job, the Rams could be fine with that, provided Bradford is healthy and performing well.
Nothing is in stone yet, but two things are very clear: the Rams won’t just hand Bradford the quarterback gig in 2015 and Foles is probably on the move. Whether Foles and the Rams end up being paired together, of course, remains to be seen.
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