Nick Foles
Nick Foles
29-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Philadelphia Eagles
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Foles' run to Super Bowl MVP last season was the stuff of Hollywood. Foles, who considered retirement after a season with Jeff Fisher's Rams in 2015, took over last year when Carson Wentz went down in Week 14 with a season-ending ACL tear. Nothing in his three regular-season starts foreshadowed what was coming, as he completed just 54 percent of his passes at 5.1 YPA - he didn't complete a single pass beyond 20 yards, attempting only nine. But it turns out the rusty Foles was just using those starts as a tuneup for the playoffs. He dominated the postseason, completing 72.6 percent of his attempts for 9.1 YPA, six touchdowns and one interception. What's more, he completed 46.1 percent of his 13 downfield throws for 17.5 YPA. He returned to the Eagles this season to once again be the backup. Wentz, though, might not be ready for Week 1 because of his knee. He did not take part in team drills at OTAs and is expected to be limited in training camp. Foles could get some early season snaps if Wentz, who also tore his LCL and suffered other structural damage, is on the late side of the usual recovery window (8-10 months). Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Eagles in March of 2017.
Cools off after hot start
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 13, 2019
Foles completed 18 of 30 passes for 201 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions during the Eagles' 20-14 divisional-round playoff loss to the Saints on Sunday. He also netted zero yards on two rushes but scored a one-yard touchdown.
Foles and the Eagles looked like they were getting ready to cook up another serving of postseason magic early on, as they took a surprising 14-0 first-quarter lead. He first found Jordan Matthews on a perfect 37-yard pass downfield to open the scoring, and Foles then added his own one-yard touchdown dive later in the period to cap off a 10-play, 75-yard march. However, that would be it in terms of any appreciable success for the veteran signal-caller and Philadelphia itself, as the Saints defense shut them for out the remainder of the contest. New Orleans finally clinched victory with 1:52 remaining on Marshon Lattimore's second interception of the evening, although it came on a pass that deflected off Alshon Jeffery's hands. Foles now heads into the offseason with an uncertain NFL future, as he'd be on the books for an untenable $20.6 million in 2019, per Spotrac. He'll only be 30 years old at the beginning of next season, so he'll presumably be attractive as a possible trade asset if his contract can somehow be made more palatable.
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How do Nick Foles' 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
Avg Target Depth
7.6 Yds
Sack Rate
Avg Receiver YAC
5.3 Yds
Receiver Drop %
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How do Nick Foles' measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The Shuttle Time, and Cone Drill metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
6' 6"
243 lbs
40-Yard Dash
5.14 sec
Shuttle Time*
4.68 sec
Cone Drill*
7.14 sec
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
Broad Jump
112 in
Hand Length
10.63 in
Arm Length
34.25 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
In the offseason, Foles returned to the team that drafted him in 2012 and with which he has had his greatest success as a pro. However, he spent last season as Alex Smith's backup in Kansas City and attempted just 55 passes, completing 36 with three touchdowns and one interception. Now, Foles will serve as the primary reserve to Carson Wentz, with Matt McGloin rounding out the depth chart. Barring an injury to Wentz, Foles should not hold much relevance in 2017.
A year removed from the Rams swapping Sam Bradford for Foles, the Rams decided to trade up for the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft to select quarterback Jared Goff. Foles wound up starting just 11 games for the Rams, posting a horrid seven touchdowns to 10 interceptions over that span. With Goff and Keenum ahead of him on the depth chart, the Rams decided to release Foles. He then inked a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs and has been put in a decent position as the team's top backup quarterback under Andy Reid (who drafted him). However, he's unlikely to see significant playing time unless Alex Smith should suffer an injury.
Following one of the most efficient seasons in NFL history in 2013 (9.12 YPA, 27:2 TD:INT ratio), Foles unsurprisingly regressed last season, though the drop-off was more severe than anticipated. He threw at least one interception in seven of eight games and saw his YPA tumble to 26th in the league, before suffering a season-ending broken collarbone in Week 9. His touchdown percentage was cut in half (4.2 vs. 8.5) and his interception percentage rose more than five times (3.2, 0.6) compared to 2013. The Eagles traded him to the Rams in March, causing his fantasy stock to plummet as he goes from Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense to one that hasn't finished higher than 23rd in total yards since 2006. His primary targets are Kenny Britt, Brian Quick and Jared Cook, a far cry from what he had in Philadelphia. Foles throws a great deep ball with above-average arm strength — 20 completions of 40-plus yards in just 18 starts the last two years — but now he has to prove he can do it without elite deep threats like DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. Tavon Austin, who did not catch a touchdown pass last season, is the only burner in St. Louis. The Rams likely will rely on their defense and ground game, heavily utilizing the promising Tre Mason, and when he's healthy, first-round pick Todd Gurley.
Fans of Chip Kelly had long told tall tales of his supposedly incomparable innovation as a coach, making him sound like something of a touchdown wizard who could take almost any offense and turn it into one of the best in the league. They were pretty much correct. Even Kelly's most ardent supporters couldn't have foreseen the absurd efficiency of the 2013 Philadelphia passing game, particularly on the part of Foles. One year after throwing for 566 yards (6.4 YPA), three touchdowns and three interceptions as a rookie third-round pick, there wasn't much reason to think Foles would do much when he stepped in for an injured Michael Vick in Week 5. Foles couldn't have been much better, though, throwing just two interceptions in 317 attempts and finishing with a with a spectacular touchdown percentage of 8.5. Despite his reputation as a slower quarterback, he even managed to run for 221 yards and three touchdowns. Although his 2013 numbers probably aren't sustainable, they're impressive to the point that it seems safe to expect more elite production in 2014. The loss of lead receiver DeSean Jackson is softened by the return of Jeremy Maclin from injury and the addition of second-round pick Jordan Matthews, both of whom project as better red-zone threats than Jackson was.
Foles will serve as Michael Vick's top backup and is an injury away from seeing starts in coach Chip Kelly's offense.
A third-round pick out of Arizona, Foles will almost certainly make the Philadelphia roster as the team's third quarterback, but he's unlikely to make a push for the top backup role.
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Retains starting role
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 8, 2019
Coach Doug Pederson confirmed Monday that Foles would remain the Eagles' starting quarterback for the team's matchup with the Saints this weekend in the NFC divisional round, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Playoff heroics continue
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 6, 2019
Foles completed 25 of 40 passes for 266 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 16-15 wild-card-round win over the Bears.
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Gearing up for wild-card game
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 4, 2019
Foles (ribs) came out of Thursday's practice unscathed and should be good to go for Sunday's wild-card game at Chicago, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Full participant Thursday
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 3, 2019
Foles (ribs) participated fully in Thursday's practice session, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Listed as limited
QBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 2, 2019
Foles (ribs) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
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