Rams HC Jeff Fisher confirmed Tuesday that they have spoken to QB Nick Foles about a contract extension.
According to Fisher, they’re interested in getting a deal done with Foles and they’ve had some “initial talks” in recent weeks, per Nick Wagoner.
Foles mentioned that he loves it in St. Louis, but he will allow his agent, David Dunn, to handle the contract negotiations with the team, per Wagoner.
From hearing them talk, Wagoner gets the impression that an extension isn’t an urgent issue at the moment.
- According to Rapoport, the two parties have had “initial talks” regarding an extension.
- Rapoport expects contract talks to pick up as the season approaches.
There had been some talk recently that St. Louis would likely wait until after the season to address Foles’ contract, given that this would give them some additional time to access him as a potential long-term prospect.
However, it sounds like they’re at least willing to broach the subject and see what his asking price is for a contract extension.
Foles, 26, came over in a trade from the Eagles that sent Sam Bradford to Philadelphia. He still has one year remaining on his four-year, $2.769 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $1.522 million for the 2015 season.
In 2014, Foles appeared in eight games for the Eagles and threw for 2,163 yards while completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 25 quarterback out of 39 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Foles and a potential extension with the Rams as the news is available.