Trading for Foles would result in the Eagles taking on the $7.75 million guaranteed included in Foles’ contract for the 2016 season, which seems like a very prohibitive figure.
Schefter mentions that new Eagles’ HC Doug Pederson drafted Foles and has interest in bringing him back to Philadelphia.
It’s worth mentioning that Foles is likely considered a contingency plan to re-signing QB Sam Bradford.
Foles is, of course, under contract with the Rams, but there’s a chance he could be available, as they’ve indicated that they plan to look for upgrades at quarterback this offseason.
As of now, Foles stands to count $8.75 million against the Rams’ 2016 salary cap, which breaks down to a $6 million roster bonus that is guaranteed, $1 million of signing bonus peroration and $1.75 million in base salary.
Releasing Foles would result in a cap hit of $8 million and designating him as a post-June 1 release would only reduce this figure to $7 million, so would be a costly move for them to move on him in 2016.
Foles, 26, came over in a trade from the Eagles that sent Sam Bradford to Philadelphia. He had one year remaining on his rookie contract when the Rams signed him to a two-year, $24 million extension back in August of last year.
In 2015, Foles has completed just 56.4 percent of his passes for 2,052 yards, seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 36 quarterback out of 37 qualifying players.