Rams Acquire Nick Foles

Posted Mar 10, 2015

The St. Louis Rams acquired quarterback Nick Foles via trade from the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, March 10.

The Rams have acquired quarterback Nick Foles from the Eagles for quarterback Sam Bradford and a fifth-round pick in the 2015 draft, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. In addition, St. Louis received Philadelphia's fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft, and a second-round pick in the 2016 draft.

“Throughout his five years with the Rams, Sam has been a consummate professional,” Rams Owner E. Stanley Kroenke said in a statement. “We thank Sam for his dedication to our team and community and wish him and his family the best moving forward.”

Bradford was the first overall pick in the 2010 draft, and threw for 11,065 yards, 59 touchdowns, and 38 interceptions for the franchise. He played only seven  games the last two seasons, having suffered an ACL tear against the Panthers in 2013, and against the Browns in the 2014 preseason.

“Sam was a leader on our team in the locker room and on the field,” Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said in a statement. “He was a great teammate who was dealt some adversity but handled it all with grace and dignity. He represented himself as well as the organization in a first-class manner. I wish him nothing but the best throughout his career.”

He was named the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year after throwing for 3,512 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions in 2010. In Philadelphia, Bradford will be reunited with former Rams and current Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, who coached the quarterback in his rookie season.

In three years with the Eagles, Foles has played in 28 games, making 24 starts. Over the last two seasons, he complied a 14-4 record as a starter, leading Philadelphia to the playoffs in 2013. In that season, the 6-foot-5, 244-pound quarterback took over for Michael Vick full time in Week 5 and finished with 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions. His 8.5 touchdown percentage, 9.1 yards per attempt, and 119.2 rating all topped the league among qualified passers.

“I’m extremely excited about adding Nick to our team,” Fisher said. “Nick is a talented young quarterback and will be a great addition to our offense. I look forward to getting him here as we prepare to start our offseason program.”

In 2014, Foles suffered a broken collarbone in Week 8, missing the rest of the season. Prior to that, he threw for 2,163 yards, 13 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. For his career, Foles has completed 61.6 percent of his passes for 6,753 yards, 46 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions. That’s good for a 1.9 interception percentage over three seasons.