Nick Foles has had a hugely disruptive offseason to say the least. The quarterback was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012 before becoming the Eagles' starter during the last two campaigns.
An impressive season in 2013 brought about a trip to the Pro Bowl, but Foles' 2014 campaign was halted abruptly in Week 9 when he suffered a fractured collarbone, which led to him being placed on injured reserve, thus ending his season.
Foles spent the latter part of the 2014 season recovering from injury with a view to starting the upcoming campaign strongly for the Eagles, but in March, Foles was traded to the St. Louis Rams for Sam Bradford, with several draft picks also going either way.
It is safe to say that the quarterback didn't expect to be traded, but despite this sudden professional and life change, Foles seems to be adapting really well to his new surroundings.
Foles' new teammate, Kenny Britt, says that the Rams' new quarterback is impressing his new team already.
“We love him,” Britt explained, according to ProFootballTalk. “Great deep ball, he puts it on the money every time. He can throw every pass in the book.”
Testing the new guy
Foles is currently enjoying the challenge of going up against the Rams' dominant defensive unit, with head coach Jeff Fisher explaining this week that he is trying to test his new quarterback throughout the OTAs period.
“He’s got his hands full because we’ve got great defensive team speed and they’re doing a lot of things over there right now,” Fisher said. “We’ve just really been pleased.”
The Rams pulled off a massive deal when they traded away Bradford to the Eagles for Foles, and right now the NFC West team certainly think they got the better end of that contract.