2. The Eagles trade Foles to the Rams, and he hits a low point in his career.
After three seasons with the Eagles, Nick Foles would be traded along with a 2015 fourth-round pick, and a 2016 second-round pick to what was then the St. Louis Rams. Philly landed Sam Bradford and a 2015 fifth-round pick in the process. Shortly after arriving, he signed a two-year extension worth $24.5 million.
Foles only lasted one season with Saint Louis, and what an ugly season it was. He notched a 4-7 record, 2,052 passing yards, seven touchdowns, ten interceptions, and five fumbles in 11 games played. Underwhelming play led to his benching as he’d be replaced by Case Keenum who took over and led the Rams to a 3-2 record in their final five games. Keenum tossed four touchdowns versus only one season during that stretch racking up 828 yards passing in the process.
Foles’ best game in a Rams uniform arguably came in Week 4 of the 2015 season when he threw for 171 passing yards and three touchdowns during a 24-22 win versus the Arizona Cardinals.
Foles requested his release from the team in the off-season, and it’s a good thing that he did. The Rams granted his request, making him a free agent, and what followed was a series of events that would lead him to the top of football’s mountain.