If the Rams extend Foles, here’s what it could look like.

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Mar 13, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Nick Foles (center) is introduced to the media at Rams Park. Foles is joined by Rams head coach Jeff Fisher (left) and general manager Les Snead (right). Mandatory Credit: Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports

An interesting story was released posted today on ESPN.com where Nick Wagoner took his best shot at anticipating what a contract extension for quarterback Nick Foles would look like at this point in the year. Some of the staff here at Ramblin’ Fan are in favor of allowing Foles to play through the end of current rookie deal and prove to the Rams he his worth the money. With the going rate for a quality quarterback sneaking up on $20 million per year, it’s more important than ever for teams to make sure they have the right person in place under center.

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The argument has been presented for both sides. Those in favor of extending Foles during training camp, before he has even taken one snap under center for Fisher and co., claim it will save the team money, and they are probably right. Extend Foles on the base of work he has provided up to this point in his career. If that’s the case, then the Rams could certainly find themselves with the upper hand, because to this point in his career Foles has been average in almost every category. Outside of his super human effort in 2013, there isn’t much to go on.

Those in favor of allowing Foles to play out his existing deal, or at the very least, begin the 2015 regular season on his current deal, typically have not been impressed with his play up to this point. Ramblin’ Fan falls more into this category than the other. It’s not that we don’t believe Foles is a better prospect than the Rams previous quarterbacks, but simply that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. In other words, why give a player that will ultimately cost $15-$18 million per year money he hasn’t earned yet, or put the team in a position where they need to save face in 1-2 years because they now need to unload Foles due to poor play because of a pre-mature extension.