Veteran QB Nick Foles Lands With the Colts On a 2-Year Deal

Nick Foles with the Eagles in 2017
Nick Foles with the Eagles in 2017. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9295524at)

The Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback room looks a lot more formidable in 2022 than last season. After trading for former MVP Matt Ryan to be their new starter earlier in the offseason, the Colts added a former Super Bowl MVP to serve as his backup.

The Colts announced on Monday that they had signed signal-caller Nick Foles. The veteran, who was released by the Chicago Bears earlier this month, inked a two-year agreement. The financial terms of the deal remained undisclosed.

The move will reunite Foles with the Colts’ head coach Frank Reich. The duo previously worked together in Philadelphia, where Reich was an offensive coordinator, and Foles quarterbacked the Eagles to a Super Bowl LII win. The chance to work again with Reich was probably determining factor in Foles’ decision to sign with Indy as he had multiple other suitors in recent weeks, including the Eagles.

Nick Foles arrives in Indianapolis after several seasons in which he struggled to perform at a high level consistently. Since leaving Philly after the 2018 NFL season, Foles suited up for Jacksonville Jaguars and the Chicago Bears. The 33-year-old player started 12 games altogether for the Jags and the Bears, going 3-9 and throwing just 13 touchdowns compared to 10 interceptions. He failed to make a single appearance in 2022.