The St. Louis Rams quickly decided Nick Foles was their quarterback of the future, signing him to a two-year contract extension.
Coach Jeff Fisher broke the news during post-practice remarks Friday at Lindenwood University, grinning at the end of a lengthy answer summing up a scrimmage Friday night that drew about 4,000 fans.
“Oh yeah, it’s a good deal,” Fisher said. “It’s a good deal. It’s a good deal for us, good deal for him. He wants to be here and we want him here right now. He’s done a lot of good things for us in a short period of time.”
The deal begins next season and calls for $24 million in salary over two years with about $14 million guaranteed, according to reports. He had been scheduled to make $1.5 million this season.
The 26-year-old Foles seemed a lot more matter-of-fact when he stepped in front of the Rams backdrop minutes later. He said getting traded for Sam Bradford in the offseason was a lot more surprising than getting the extension, and added that had he entered the season without a new deal it wouldn’t have affected him.