Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:00pm
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:38pm
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:38pm
The Nick Foles era as the Kansas City Chiefs' starting quarterback appears to be over after one game. The Chiefs are preparing for Alex Smith to return to their lineup for next Sunday’s game against the Panthers in Carolina. Foles will return to his usual role as the backup.
If the Chiefs need Foles to fill in for Smith later in the season, they’ll be better off for having him in their lineup for Sunday’s 19-14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Foles wasn’t as sharp as he was when replacing Smith in the previous week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:47pm
Chiefs QB Alex Smith (head, ear, out) took limited practice reps all week and is out for Week 9. Smith apparently won’t play in Week 9. Nick Foles will get the start against the Jaguars, who are decent against the pass. Foles isn’t a bad streaming option after doing pretty well against the Colts (223 yards and two touchdowns on 22 attempts).
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:12pm
Chiefs QB Alex Smith (head, ear) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Smith apparently won’t play in Week 9. Nick Foles will get the start against the Jaguars, who are decent against the pass. Foles isn’t a bad streaming option after doing pretty well against the Colts (223 yards and two touchdowns on 22 attempts).
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:39pm
Chiefs QB Alex Smith (head, ear) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Smith apparently won’t play in Week 9. Nick Foles will get the start against the Jaguars, who are decent against the pass. Foles isn’t a bad streaming option after doing pretty well against the Colts (223 yards and two touchdowns on 22 attempts).
Foles will get the start and is a decent streaming option even though the Jaguars are better than advertised against the pass.
It was the second time that Smith was evaluated for a concussion during the game with the first coming in the first quarter and ending with Smith cleared to return to the game. On Monday, however, Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said that his failure to return a second time wasn’t because Smith has been diagnosed with a concussion.
Burkholder said, via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, that Smith is asymptomatic and that he passed tests on both the sideline and the locker room after the blow to the head at the end of the run in the second half. Burkholder said that the protocol for evaluating Smith worked as it should and that the “only mistake” was him telling a team spokesman that Smith was out with a concussion.
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As the story pointed out, assuming no symptoms develop, that should eliminate concern about Smith’s ability to play against the Jaguars in Week 9.
If the Chiefs have to go with Nick Foles against the Jaguars or any time later in the season, there’s nothing for them to fear. Not only was the transition to Foles seamless, but he outplayed Smith, who was 9-of-19 for 127 yards and one touchdown.
Sunday, August 7, 2016, 2:03pm
Quarterback Nick Foles didn’t have to dig deep into the Kansas City Chiefs playbook before finding things that looked very familiar. Foles ran many of the same plays as a rookie in 2012 when he played for Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles.
“A lot of it was reminiscing on old memories like, ‘Oh, I remember that’ or ‘That’s changed a little bit’ or ‘I recognize that play, but it looks different,’" said Foles, who signed with the Chiefs last week. “It was sort of surreal to see the font of the playbook because it triggered a memory of rookie year and grinding through that playbook."
“Normally I try to get everybody in the game," Reid said. “I just have to make sure he’s got it down. Everything he’s doing right now is new to him for this team, obviously. There’s a little bit of carryover, but we’ve put a lot of new stuff in since he’s been with us."
The Chiefs wasted no time getting Foles involved in practice after he arrived late last week. He’s taken about as many practice snaps as the other backup quarterbacks.
Nick Foles was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012, when they were coached by current Chiefs coach Andy Reid. He has had a big NFL season -- just one, but it was impressive -- that was statistically better than any ever produced by Chiefs starter Alex Smith. Foles is only 27, or five years younger than Smith, leaving him plenty of time to resurrect his career.
Add it all up and it’s easy to come to the conclusion the Chiefs are looking at this as more than a nothing-to-lose gamble that Foles can become the player he was for the Eagles in 2013, when he threw 27 touchdown passes in 10 starts and led the NFL with a passer rating of 119.2, which is a better number than Tom Brady has ever put up.
The Dallas Cowboys are considering the Nick Foles option but also discussing potential trades in response to losing backup quarterback Kellen Moore to a right leg fracture, a league source told ESPN's Ed Werder on Wednesday.
Foles bought his way out of his Los Angeles Rams contract last week and is an unrestricted free agent. The Cowboys discussed with the Rams their interest in trading for him but then drafted quarterback Dak Prescott.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 4:54pm
The quarterback was released Wednesday, two days before veterans are scheduled to report to training camp in Irvine, Calif.
Foles had abstained from the team's offseason training program and organized team activities since April's draft, during which the team selected Cal quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 overall pick.
G.M. Les Snead, appearing Monday on NFL Network, said that Case Keenum will be the starting quarterback “at the beginning of the season.”
That hardly means Keenum will be the starter when the season ends, or when the month of September ends. It also creates a potentially awkward situation in the quarterback room, where Keenum will make roughly $3 million in 2016 and backup Nick Foles will make more than $12 million.
Keenum completed 60.8% of his passes last year with a 4:1 TD-to-INT ratio. The Rams will no doubt continue to look for a long-term solution at the position but for now they seem content with Keenum as their starter.
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