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Reminiscing Foles’ glory days with Eagles as he returns to Philadelphia

Nick Foles will be a backup to Philadelphia’s quarterback of the future — Carson Wentz — but he will be an $11 million reserve.

Not a bad consolation for the Arizona Wildcats’ most prolific quarterback in the program’s history who once led the Eagles to the playoffs in his second year in the NFL in 2013.

On Monday morning, the Eagles announced that they reached a two-year deal to bring Foles back to Philadelphia. According to NFL Network, the deal is worth $11 million over two years, with $7 million guaranteed.

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Foles, 28, was a third-round pick in 2012 and went on to have a memorable second season. In 2013, under new head coach Chip Kelly, Foles threw 27 touchdown passes and just two interceptions after taking over for an injured Mike Vick.

In 2014, he threw 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in eight games. In the ensuing offseason, Kelly dealt Foles to St. Louis as a part of the Sam Bradford trade.

Foles had one underwhelming season with the Rams before latching on to the Chiefs last year.

During Foles’ rookie season in 2012, the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach was Doug Pederson, who will now be his head coach in Philly.

Nick Foles makes the SI cover (December 10, 2013)

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER! publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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