In the wake of his trade to the St. Louis Rams, former Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is reportedly overjoyed to be gone from Chip Kelly’s team.
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According to ESPN NFL insider Sal Paolantonio in an interview with a Philadelphia radio station, Foles was “ecstatic” to no longer be playing in Philadelphia after being traded to the St. Louis Rams.
“I just talked to a member of Nick Foles’s family. He is absolutely pumped, overjoyed he’s out of Philly,” Paolantonio said.
In the trade in question, the Rams traded QB Sam Bradford and a 5th-round draft pick to the Eagles for QB Nick Foles and draft picks in 2015 and 2016.
ProFootballTalk.com reported that there were no previous reports of Foles having any sort of dispute with head coach Chip Kelly – who has been putting the Eagles through significant talent changes by getting rid of RB LeSean McCoy, WR Jeremy Maclin and pass rusher Trent Cole.
Foles made the Pro Bowl in 2013 after setting numerous Eagles single-game and single-season passing record en route to an NFC East division title. But in 2014 Foles suffered a shoulder injury that knocked him out of the final eight games of the season, and his slow recovery apparently made him expendable in the face of decent performance by QB Mark Sanchez.