KEY POINTS

  • Nick Foles could bolster the backcourt rotation of the Indianapolis Colts next NFL season
  • Colts head coach Frank Reich says they are not in a rush to add a veteran play-caller
  • Foles could become the latest former Philadelphia Eagle to join the Colts after Carson Wentz

The Indianapolis Colts appear set at the quarterback position for the coming NFL season with Matt Ryan as their starting play-caller.

However, questions are in the air if the current backup can efficiently do so.

As of this writing, the Colts have three quarterbacks on the roster. They are Sam Ehlinger, James Morgan and undrafted rookie Jack Coan.

Of the three, Ehlinger made a good impression in his young career. However, he has yet to throw a pass in the regular season.

Hence, it may be in the Colts’ best interest to skim the market for a veteran play-caller to further stabilize its quarterback rotation. One name that has been suggested is Nick Foles.

The Super Bowl LII champion was released by the Chicago Bears last month. Furthermore, the 33-year-old holds ties with head coach Frank Reich.

Reich served as the offensive coordinator, while Foles played quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles when the team won Super Bowl LII in 2017.

If it falls through, Foles would be the latest former Eagle to join the Colts. Last offseason, Carson Wentz join and played under Reich.

"[General manager] Chris [Ballard] and I, you know how we roll," Reich said to reporters in a report by the Indianapolis Star. "It's 24/7/365: 'Is this roster where it needs to be at every position?'"

Potentially signing Foles would add veteran experience at the quarterback position, something that would work to the Colts’ advantage.

In addition, this would be a huge move that could catapult the Colts as a heavy favorite to win the AFC South.

For now, a lot would fall on the shoulders of Ryan.

Last Friday, May 13, Reich told reporters that the team is keeping its eyes open in the free-agent market, but there is no sense of urgency to make a move.

“We’re always looking at who makes this team better at every position. Who are the available veterans? Who can we still sign? We’ve talked about this a lot, Chris [Ballard] is very methodical about that process,” Reich stated as quoted by Coltswire. “We’re not in a rush. There is a timing to the way things go and the way the roster is put together that is very intentional.”

Nick Foles #9 of the Chicago Bears
Nick Foles #9 of the Chicago Bears Getty Images | Steph Chambers
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