PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — 27 touchdowns to two interceptions. Ah, the good ‘ole days.
On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Rams released former Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles, who requested his release according to ESPN.com. The Rams were reportedly unsuccessful in trying to trade him.READ MORE: Philadelphia Citywide Coalition Project Putting Boots On Ground To Help Battle Rising Gun Violence Among City's Young
“We have been in contact with Nick and his representation throughout the offseason and we feel that this is the best decision for all parties involved,” Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher said in a statement. “We appreciate the contributions that Nick has made to our organization in his time as a Ram and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”
Foles, 27, was traded to the Rams last offseason by Chip Kelly and signed to a two-year extension worth $24.5 million and almost $14 million guaranteed. Foles was benched in favor of Case Keenum after a 4-5 start with the Rams.
In total, Foles threw seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 11 starts last year.READ MORE: Embiid Scores 32, 76ers Hold Off Hornets Again 110-106
Foles threw for a memorable 27 touchdowns and two interceptions in 13 games (10 starts) in 2013 under Kelly, helping the Eagles to an NFC East division title. In 2014, Foles threw for 2,163 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions in eight starts before injuring his collar bone.
CBSSports.com ranks the Dallas Cowboys as the most likely team to add Foles.
According to Pro Football Talk, they polled over 22,000 people two years ago, asking who is the better QB: Foles or Russell Wilson? 43-percent chose Foles, including NFL analyst Ron Jaworski.MORE NEWS: Flyers Shut Out By Devils For 10th Straight Loss
Ps. Never forget.