By now, you’ve heard the news that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz is going to miss five to 12 weeks after having surgery on his foot. That means he could be back for the team’s regular-season opener or not until midseason.
Immediately after the announcement came down, Nick Foles’ name began to trend online.
The Chicago Bears QB was informed of Wentz’s injury and his name coming up, to which he gave an impassioned speech.
“Listen, Frank Reich is one of my favorite, if not my favorite, coaches of all time. He understands me as a player,” Foles said. “He understands me as a person. But you know, I haven’t had any talks with them. I’m a Chicago Bear right now. But he knows me, he understands.”
Foles famously subbed for an injured Wentz with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017, resulting in a Super Bowl LII title. His career hasn’t been the same since being traded to the Jaguars in 2019 and last year in seven starts for the Bears.
“In this league, I don’t want to go to someone that I don’t know. I don’t want to … Listen, great coaches, when you have a great coaching staff, it’s something special,” Foles said. “A big reason we were great in Philly was we had a great coaching staff. They put us in a position to succeed, and it showed. Everyone can say it showed. That being said, I don’t want to just go somewhere where I don’t know ’em, I don’t know the offense. I’ve gone down that road before, and it’s not fun.”