Colts working to reunite Nick Foles with Frank Reich to add security behind Matt Ryan

The Indianapolis Colts are working on a deal to add veteran quarterback Nick Foles to serve as the primary backup to Matt Ryan.

Since Frank Reich has been the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, he hasn’t been shy about bringing in quarterbacks that he’s worked with, in the past.

In 2020, the Colts signed Philip Rivers, who Reich coached with the Chargers, for his last season. After Rivers retried, Indy traded for Carson Wentz, a quarterback Reich coached during his time with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Now, it looks like a quarterback that Reich coached with another team will be on Indy’s roster for the third-straight year. After much speculation, it has been reported that the Colts are working to add veteran quarterback Nick Foles.

Colts working towards a deal with Nick Foles

If this deal is finalized, it will be more than just Frank Reich bringing in one of his former players. The backup quarterback spot is something Indy needed to address and Foles is one of the best remaining backups on the market.

He established himself as the ideal backup during the 2017 season when he was in Philadelphia with Reich. After Carson Wentz had injured his knee, Foles stepped in as the starter and helped the Eagles win Super Bowl 52.

Foles’ performance led to somewhat of a quarterback controversy in Philadelphia as many felt he was a starting-caliber quarterback. Once his contract expired, he got a four-year contract worth a starting quarterback $88 million with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Unfortunately, Foles battled injuries in his time in Jacksonville and ultimately lost the spot to Gardner Minshew. That led to Foles being traded to the Chicago Bears where he was in and out of the starting lineup with their young quarterbacks.

With Chicago turning things over to Justin Fields, Foles was released earlier this offseason and many assumed that Indianapolis would be the natural landing spot.

Nick Foles will be the perfect backup for Matt Ryan

The Colts acquired Matt Ryan earlier in the offseason and they are satisfied with him as the team’s quarterback for as many more years as he can play quality football.

However, there wasn’t a comfortable backup for Ryan. If something was to happen where Matt Ryan couldn’t suit up, the likely starter would be Sam Ehlinger.

Nick Foles represents a veteran that is familiar with Reich’s system and would be able to step in and keep the talented Indianapolis team rather competitive. All things considered, Foles makes for the perfect backup to Matt Ryan in Indianapolis.