Nick Foles

Indianapolis Colts
Quarterback #4
Indianapolis Colts
Quarterback #4

Nick Foles News

Won't play in finale

Foles (ribs) won't play Sunday against the Texans, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

Analysis: Interim coach Jeff Saturday said Foles is "really sore" after exiting the team's Week 17 loss to the Giants, so the veteran quarterback will sit out the regular season finale. Sam Ehlinger will draw another start, while Matt Ryan will operate as the backup.

Jan 2, 2023 10:21 AM EST

Exits game with rib injury

Foles was forced out of Sunday's game against the Giants with a an injury to his ribs, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Prior to his exit from the game, Foles had completed eight of his 13 pass attempts for 81 yards and a pick. With Matt Ryan inactive Sunday, Sam Ehlinger will take over at QB for the Colts.

Jan 1, 2023 11:26 AM EST

Confirmed for Week 17 start

Interim head coach Jeff Saturday confirmed Foles will remain the Colts' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Giants, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Despite struggling mightily in his first extended action of the season in Monday's 20-3 loss to the Chargers, Foles will be awarded another start while the Colts continue to look for an answer at quarterback while the campaign winds down. Foles completed 17 of 29 pass attempts for 143 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions while taking seven sacks in the Week 16 loss. If Foles is unable to show much improvement during the upcoming weekend, Saturday could turn to Matt Ryan or second-year player Sam Ehlinger to start the Jan. 8 season finale versus the Texans.

Dec 27, 2022 11:21 AM EST

Likely to get another start

Foles is expected to make a second consecutive start Sunday against the Giants, James Boyd of The Athletic reports. "Six more days until you're back out there," interim head coach Jeff Saturday told Foles following Monday's 20-3 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: While seeing his first extended action of the season Monday, Foles was unable to end the Colts' four-game losing streak, completing 17 of 29 attempts on the night for 143 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions while taking seven sacks. Though he was unable to meet the low standards that Matt Ryan and Sam Ehlinger set during their 12 and two starts, respectively, Foles looks like he'll be given another chance to redeem himself after he had less than a week to prep for Monday's starting assignment. If Foles fails to show much improvement against the Giants, it's possible that Saturday turns the offense back over to Ehlinger or Ryan for the regular-season finale Jan. 8 versus the Texans.

Dec 27, 2022 7:43 AM EST

Poor showing in loss

Foles completed 17 of 29 passes for 143 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions in Monday's 20-3 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Foles made his first start of the season, though his performance closely resembled that of the benched Matt Ryan. Foles turned the ball over three times, but he also wasn't helped by the Colts' offensive line and was sacked seven times. His day was highlighted by a few long completions, two of which came early in the game to Jelani Woods for gains of 17 and 15 yards. It's unclear whether Foles will remain the starter for a Week 17 matchup against the Giants.

Dec 26, 2022 8:43 PM EST

Set to start in Week 16

Foles will start Monday night's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Foles will get the nod over Matt Ryan for the 4-9-1 Colts, which makes the 33-year-old a fantasy option for those in QB-heavy leagues or who are otherwise looking to add depth at the position in Week 16. Per coach Jeff Saturday, the team hasn't decided whether Ryan or Sam Ehlinger will back up Foles on Monday, while adding that Indianapolis' plan at quarterback will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis for the last three games of the regular season.

Dec 21, 2022 9:10 AM EST

Backing up Ryan on Sunday

Foles is slated to serve as the Colts' No. 2 QB against the Cowboys on Sunday, Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Analysis: Meanhile, Sam Ehlinger is a healthy inactive, with Foles now slated to serve as Matt Ryan's backup in Week 13. Foles last attempted a regular-season pass during the 2021 season while with the Bears.

Dec 4, 2022 4:11 PM EST

Back to third QB option

Foles is in line to serve as the team's No. 3 quarterback behind Sam Ehlinger and Matt Ryan during Sunday's game against the Raiders, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: In the past two contests, Foles operated as Ehlinger's primary backup given that Ryan was sidelined due to a shoulder issue. Now that Ryan is back in the mix, the 33-year-old will return to his role as the team's No. 3 signal caller for Sunday's matchup in Las Vegas. Expect Foles to be inactive for the contest.

Nov 11, 2022 10:24 AM EST

Slides to third on depth chart

Foles (coach's decision) is a healthy inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Foles' move to the inactive list was fully expected after Mike Chappell of Fox 59 Indianapolis reported Friday that second-year signal-caller Sam Ehlinger had supplanted the veteran as the No. 2 quarterback behind Matt Ryan. Unless Ryan misses time at any point or if Ehlinger regresses in his subsequent practices, Foles looks as though he could find himself as the third option on the depth chart for the rest of the season.

Oct 16, 2022 9:11 AM EST

Increased arm strength

Foles' arm is 20 percent stronger now than in 2017, head coach Frank Reich said Sunday, Stephen Holder reports.

Analysis: Reich noted that Foles had an injury that season which impacted his arm strength. The veteran quarterback appears to be locked in at the No. 2 spot behind starter Matt Ryan.

Aug 21, 2022 2:47 PM EST

Starting Saturday's preseason game

Foles will start Saturday's preseason game against the Lions, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Head coach Frank Reich added that Foles will play for about a quarter of the contest with starter Matt Ryan not playing. Both Ryan and Foles combined to play the entire first half of their first preseason game against the Bills. The veteran backup completed seven of 11 passes for 72 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Foles is the favorite to secure the No. 2 spot on the quarterback depth chart ahead of the 2022 campaign.

Aug 18, 2022 12:13 PM EST

Agrees to two-year deal with Colts

Foles agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Indianapolis on Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Foles links up with the Colts as a capable backup to provide depth behind 37-year-old starter Matt Ryan. Foles, who is heading into his age-33 season, appeared in just one game for Chicago last year, but he saw more action with the Bears back in 2020. Across nine contests that season, Foles averaged 205.8 yards per game while throwing 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

May 23, 2022 9:42 AM EST

Could sign with Colts

The Colts are reportedly working on adding Foles to the team's quarterback mix, according to Zak Keefer of The Athletic.

Analysis: While Keefer notes that a deal has yet to be agreed upon, there's a chance that Foles could be inked by next week. If so, he'd provide the Colts with an experienced veteran backup behind 37-year-old starter Matt Ryan. Foles is coming off a 2021 campaign in which he saw action in just one regular season game with the Bears, a spot start in Week 16.

May 20, 2022 2:46 PM EST

Cut by Bears

The Bears released Foles on Saturday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The writing was on the wall for Foles' time in Chicago once the Bears inked Trevor Siemian to a contract on March 24. Foles' two-year run with the team included 10 appearances (eight starts) en route to 2,102 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions on 65 percent passing. With his age-33 season to come, he seems unlikely to land a gig elsewhere as the No. 1 option at quarterback, but wherever he goes he'll bring an experienced arm to an offense.

Apr 30, 2022 7:28 PM EST

Could be traded

The Bears have reportedly looked into trading Foles, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: With the team having added fellow QB Trevor Siemian to the mix behind starter Justin Fields via free agency, it looks like Foles could be the odd man out. The 33-year-old appeared in just one game with the Bears last season and if he is dealt, he'd presumably be viewed as a backup option by his next team.

Mar 25, 2022 7:35 AM EST

Ends season on sidelines

Foles served as the No. 2 quarterback and didn't see the field in the Bears' 31-17 Week 18 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season completing 24 of 35 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown in one start.

Analysis: Foles appeared in one game for the Bears, getting the start and leading the team to a win over the Giants. With a 36:26 TD:INT ratio over the last seven seasons, there's little reason to think he'll be a strong fantasy option for any extended period of time in the future. He'll enter the last year of his deal in 2022 as he enters his age-33 season, though it's unlikely he'll be considered more than a reliable NFL backup.

Jan 9, 2022 4:53 PM EST

Moves to No. 2 role

Head coach Matt Nagy said Foles will serve as the Bears' No. 2 quarterback Sunday against the Giants, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: While both Justin Fields (ankle) and Andy Dalton (hand) were sidelined last week in Seattle, Foles stepped into a starting role in what was his first appearance of the season. The 32-year-old acquitted himself well as a starter, completing 24 of 35 attempts for 250 yards and a touchdown while committing no turnovers in the Bears' 25-24 win. Though Fields is listed as questionable but not expected to play this week after managing nothing more than limited participation in practice, Foles will move down a spot on the depth chart after Dalton received a clean bill of health.

Dec 31, 2021 11:35 AM EST

Leads team to victory

Foles completed 24 of 35 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 25-24 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Analysis: Although piloting a conservative offense in a game that was close throughout, Foles had to become aggressive when he engineered a late drive to give the Bears a come-from-behind victory on the road. Throughout the game, he was often under pressure, and although he took four sacks, he avoided making the big mistake while also having the fortune of a teammate recovering his lone fumble on the game-winning drive. If Justin Fields (ankle) and Andy Dalton (hand) cannot return to face the Giants in Week 17, Foles may be a fantasy option in leagues that start two quarterbacks.

Dec 26, 2021 4:34 PM EST

Starting Sunday

Coach Matt Nagy named Foles the Bears' starting quarterback for Sunday's game at Seattle, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: With Andy Dalton (left hand/groin) ruled out and Justin Fields (ankle) questionable for Week 16 action, Nagy will turn the offense over to the healthiest player in the quarterback room. Foles hasn't played a snap this season, but in nine appearances (seven starts) last year he completed 65 percent of his passes for 1,852 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Dec 24, 2021 11:38 AM EST

Backing up Fields on Sunday

Foles will serve as Justin Fields' backup Sunday at Green Bay with Andy Dalton (hand) inactive, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Despite injuries to both Fields and Dalton this season, Foles hasn't found his way onto the field through 12 games. On this occasion, Fields is returning from a two-game absence due to multiple small rib fractures, while Dalton is dealing with an injury to his non-throwing hand.

Dec 12, 2021 4:05 PM EST

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