With Mike Glennon jetting for Chicago, the Buccaneers find themselves in the market for a back-up quarterback. Nick Foles may be that guy.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Buccaneers – who are now in the market for a number two quarterback – may be able to fill that role soon enough and potentially upgrade at that. Fowler says the Bucs and former Eagles and Chiefs quarterback Nick Foles have a mutual interest;
Foles is an interesting option and quite frankly, one that never crossed my mind in the event of Glennon leaving. Foles has started 36 games in his career with a record of 20-16, his best season coming in 2013 where he was 8-2 as the starter, throwing for 2,891 yards, 27 touchdowns and two interceptions. Oddly enough, that was DeSean Jackson‘s best season where he had a career high 1,332 yards and nine touchdowns.
Foles would go on to St. Louis in a trade for Sam Bradford in 2015 , one that really didn’t work out for either side. Foles struggled as the Rams went 4-7 with him under center and they decided to move up to draft Jared Goff in the 2016 NFL Draft. Foles requested a release – which was granted – and signed a one year deal with Kansas City.
We know the value Jason Licht and Dirk Koetter place on the backup quarterback position and – in my opinion – Foles would actually be an upgrade over Mike Glennon. Best wishes to Glennon and all, but Foles has played in a Pro Bowl and been to the postseason. Heaven forbid Jameis Winston goes down, but if he did, I would trust Foles to keep the ship afloat more so than I would Glennon.
Of course, this is in the very early stages and things can change quickly. It’s surprising that Foles isn’t getting a look by many of these quarterback needy teams to get another opportunity to start but perhaps that’s a great thing for the Buccaneers.
We will keep you updated with the latest as soon as more details emerge.