Mike Garafolo reports that the Chiefs officially declined QB Nick Foles‘ option on Thursday, making him a free agent. According to Garafolo, if the Eagles end up trading backup QB Chase Daniel, it’s possible he could return to Philadelphia.
Yesterday, Chris Tomasson reported that the Vikings could show interest in Foles, assuming the team does not pick up his $6.75 million option on Thursday, which would make him an unrestricted free agent.
Tomasson points out that the Vikings were interested in Foles last year and Minnesota is still trying to figure out their backup quarterback situation for 2017.
Foles, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Eagles back in 2012. Philadelphia traded Foles to the Rams back in 2015 in deal for QB Sam Bradford and he later signed an extension with the Rams.
Unfortunately, Foles lasted just over a year with the Rams before he was released last summer. The Chiefs later signed him to a two-year, $12.5 million contract, which included a $6.75 million option for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Foles appeared in three games and threw for 410 yards while completing 65.5 percent of his passes to go along with three touchdowns and no interceptions.