Former Rams quarterback Nick Foles poised for last laugh


Former Los Angeles Rams quarterback Nick Foles is the last one standing in a postseason that saw a few former Fisher disciples do battle.

When former Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher called Nick Foles to advise him he was no longer part of the teams plans in the opener of HBO’s Hard Knocks, few knew or could much less predict the tremendous turn of fortunes.

Fisher is looking for a job, and Foles is on his way to the Super Bowl as the starter for the Philadelphia Eagles.


Yeah, I know Philly fan may sleep better if they had 2016 second overall pick Carson Wentz leading the Eagles offense against the New England Patriots, but Foles has shown the ability to get the job done. Against Minnesota, the backup went 26-33 for 352 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Most importantly, ZERO turnovers. A key stat he’ll need to repeat against a defending, five-time Super Bowl champion when they meet two weeks from now in Minneapolis.

But for Foles who contemplated retirement from the NFL, this second act, albeit a likely brief one, is one part vindication and another part due. After failing under Fisher (like Minnesota Vikings QB Case Keenum and Rams starter Jared Goff) Foles gets an opportunity to rewrite a lot that has been written and said about his professional career.

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I mean let’s be honest, even with a win against Tom Brady and the Patriots, Wentz is the clear-cut starter going into the 2018 season, and Foles won’t be.

Fellow Rams castoff Keenum is likely facing a similar fate in Minnesota.

It’s tremendous irony that all three, including Goff, found success in a post Fisher world, and all three made the playoffs.

Sure, Foles is in relief, and maybe that’s the best part of this 2017 NFL story.

Like I said, it’s something of a rewrite, with the best part being Foles gets to have the final word.