The St. Louis Rams have agreed to terms with quarterback Nick Foles on a two-year contract extension. This ensures that Foles will be with the Rams through the 2017 season. The extension is worth $24.5 million. The deal was completed just before the Rams’ team scrimmage at Lindenwood University on Friday night.
Foles was headed into the last year of his rookie contract coming into the 2015 season. He was traded to the St. Louis Rams on March 13, 2015 for QB Sam Bradford and some draft picks were swapped.
After signing his new contract, Foles added, “It’s something the team had talked to my people about, and I want to be here. I want to focus on my teammates. I want to be all-in. I don’t want to have to worry about contract issues or anything. To me, that can be selfish. I’m very fortunate to be here. I’m fortunate to have a contract. To me, I’m very thankful.”
Foles is an upgrade from injury prone Sam Bradford and gives the team a chance to compete for a playoff spot in this upcoming season.
Head Coach Jeff Fisher said “It’s a good deal for us, good deal for him (Nick Foles), he wants to be here, and we want him here right now. He’s done a lot of good things for us in a short period of time.”