Nick Foles And The Bucs

March 10th, 2017

Moves still brewing. (Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

UPDATED 8:12 p.m. – Seems as though the Bucs aren’t sold on Ryan Griffin as the backup for America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

Per BSPN’s Jeremy Fowler, both the Bucs and Foles want to get a deal done.

JFowlerESPN: Mutual interest between QB Nick Foles and the #Bucs, I’m told. Jameis could have his new backup soon.

Foles is a good backup. Joe would like to see this happen. He’s no worse than Mike Glennon.

In fact, Foles is a Pro Bowler (2013) with 36 career starts under his belt and a 20-16 record as a starter.

He backed up Alex Smith in Kansas City last year and performed very well in two games, against the Colts and Jaguars, tossing three touchdowns and no picks as the Chiefs won both.

That’s exactly the kind of Jameis understudy the Bucs desire.

No coincidence here that Andy Reid was Foles’ coach last season, and when Foles was a star in Philly.

Reid and Koetter are very close friends. And oh by the way, Reid is a big fan of DeSean Jackson. He talked to Joe about Jackson’s high football IQ in January at the Pro Bowl.

61 Responses to “Nick Foles And The Bucs”

  1. Gencoimports Says:

    I can live with that.

  2. Blackmagic00 Says:


  3. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Make it so!

  4. Jason Says:

    Agreed, like him better than Griffin

  5. Blackmagic00 Says:

    I always wanted Foles here before we drafted Wins a ton. These two qbs should be wonderful together. And I like him as our number 2 much more than Glennon.

  6. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Yes plz

  7. Billy Buc N Brazil Says:

    Would of liked to have seen Johnny Football in camp.

  8. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    I’m not comfortable with having 3 qbs on the 53 man roster. We would have to release Ryan griffin.

  9. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    When I saw her was cut I told my wife there’s our new back-up!

  10. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Do it, waaaaaaaaaaay better option then Griffin, “no offense” in my best Rodney Dangerfield voice!

  11. Buccaneer scotty Says:


  12. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    We have had 3 Qbs for 2 years now what’s it matter

  13. Fred E. Buc Says:

    Foles would be an excellent backup. If they were going to pay Glennon $8M surely Foles would take $6M or 18 for three years, with $12M guaranteed. And frankly, he’s better than Glennon.

    I’d really like them to keep Daryl Smith (LB), Joe Hawley (C), and Brandon Myers (TE), all of whom are unrestricted free agents. Haven’t heard anything of any of them lately, but Hawley was a good team guy, good depth if nothing else. Smith brings good experience at LB and I don’t see anyone as good to replace him (maybe 2nd round pick for LB?). Myers is also a good depth player. Brate is clearly a starter but they need another TE other than Stocker…one who can catch as well as run block. I wonder if Joe has any gouge on Smith or Myers. Already so no one sniffing near Hawley. Just fine…bring him back! Joe?

  14. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    I still remember his “return to the scene of the crime” interview right before he bested Schiano and the Bucs for the second consecutive time in as many seasons a few years back. Absolutely hated the kid then, but recognized he knew what he was doing and that he was confident enough that he could do it again.. against Schiano’s defense anyway.

  15. DB55 Says:


  16. BamaBuc Says:

    Would be 3 great moves for free agency. I’m in!!!! Feel more to come still

  17. Bird Says:

    Smart move. Very smart

  18. NJBucsFan Says:

    Is this another step in the Kelce game poker? Foles took snaps from Kelce

  19. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    I LOVE this and really hope it happens

    First, I’m sick of people saying “If Jameis gets hurt, our season is over.” What if Jameis gets hurt for one game? One half? One drive? Who would you rather have at the helm, and who would give us a better chance to win? Foles or Griffin?

    Second, just take a look at the Patriots. 100 years ago their “season was over” when Drew Bledsoe went down. Enter Tom Brady who takes them to a Super Bowl. Years later their “season was over” when Tom Brady blew his Achilles early in the year. Enter Matt Cassell who took them to 11 wins. Last year, Brady misses the first 4 games and Garroppolo keeps them afloat.

    My point is that it’s extremely important to have a backup QB that can keep your head above water if Jamies…let’s just say gets raptured so as not to jinx anything.

    A season can come down to one drive. For my money, I’d take Foles over Griffin 100 out of 100 times

  20. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Buccaneer Scotty
    Because it is an unnecessary waste of a roster spot. We could add another fb,wr,ol,or dl instead of a 3rd string QB

  21. NJBucsFan Says:

    I actually do like the Foles pick up. It’s Glennon with better hair. He can play when out in the right position. Plus he has a connection with DJax. His deep ball is a little inaccurate but hey…so is Winston’s

  22. DBS Says:

    Not a case of IF. A case of when!

  23. Trubucfan22 Says:

    If we sign Foles, can we finally cut griffin? What a wasted roster spot the past 2 years. We’ve been cutting actual football players to keep that bum on the roster.

  24. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Foles is an upgrade over glennon imo. If i were the bears i would have paid Foles before glennon. But i guess the bears didnt do their homework.

  25. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Here i thought the bucs were stashing a hidden gem. Going after foles just means griffin has spent 2 years with koetter and he stil has no confidence in him. We better not waste a roster spot on 3 QBs this season. Give me a 6th wr instead.

  26. DBS Says:

    Chicago Sun Times 21 hours ago. Bears Do Their Homework.

  27. Costa Rica John Says:

    Joe, just changing the subject here. Do you think the Patriots might be afraid of the Texan’s defense? They sure are loading up with the addition of Brandon Cooks.

  28. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Why not? Make it happen! He’ll be good fir a few games if (God forbid) Jameis goes down.

    In Licht We Trust!

  29. Eric Denman Says:

    I don’t have a problem with that move at all. A young veteran with experience to back up Americas Quarterback

  30. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    Totally on board with this move. Would be the ideal backup for us.

  31. Rod Munch Says:

    He’s sort of like Mike Glennon with no upside – if the defense was excellent then he shouldn’t lose you games. Fine for a backup. Hum or maybe Brock for like a 2018 7th rounder if Cleveland eats 85% of his salary.

  32. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Pre draft NFL power rankings has the bucs at #13

  33. Cobraboy Says:

    Totally OK with this, an experienced QB who may be a step better than Glennon and a far more affordable price.

  34. JabooBuc Says:

    This is an awful move because it involves Jason Licht. So says PhallusBuc

  35. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I really hope we cut Griffin. The way we go through receivers I’d rather add an extra one than keep a 3rd string QB. And yes, if we get past Winston AND Foles, and have to start Griffin, an apparent waste of Koetters’ time, our season IS over anyway. I’d rather draft a QB in the 5th or 6th round and stash him on the practice squad for a few years in case of an emergency.

  36. RawBucFan Says:

    3/9 @ 2:02pm I called this in the post “Bucs Make A Move at Backup QB. Great move for a team with playoff expectations. Griffin won’t cut it. I’m available for GM positions. Lol.

  37. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Definitely an upgrade over Glennon! Very glad about this. Glennon is about to crash and burn in Chi-town. Addition by subtraction for the Bucs.

  38. FireJoe Says:

    actually Nick Foles ProBowl season was during Chip Kelly’s 1st season as HC of the Eagles. do some research Joe.

  39. jameisaintnojoke Says:

    yes bring the young man in, sign him, now let us get some more toys in the time remaining, and then can you smell what i’m cooksing, coming up in the draft, man what a job jason is doing! go bucs

  40. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Foles great season had Djax as his man…

    Chris Baker made that unreal hit against Foles and now they might be team good is that??

    Bring Foles in..he killed two years ago..

  41. Red86 Says:

    Either Foles or RG3 would be nice.

  42. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Guys, the more I think about it the more I LOVE this CHRIS BAKER signing. This will literally be the best DT that GMC has ever played with. This signing is underrated AF. He’s a run stuffer AND a pass rusher. Will transform this d line, make GMC better, open up everything for our ends and linebackers. HUGE IMPACT!!!!

  43. NCFlorIdiot Says:


  44. tdtb2015 Says:

    Foles is a good backup. Joe would like to see this happen. He’s no worse than Mike Glennon. – Joe

    Joe is being kind to the MGM. You actually compared Glennon to a pro bowler…lol

  45. Costa Rica John Says:

    What if the Bucs bring back Legarette Blount? There is your story for tomorrow Joe.

  46. JonBuc Says:

    A swap out of Napolean Dynamite stunt doubles…not bad. MGMers site Glennon’s 19 td vs 9 int season….Foles had a 28 vs 2 season…very capable of winning a few games needed. Playoff ready window opens now…20 years after the magical ’97 season.

  47. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Agreed MEgoat

  48. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Patterson also intrigues me^^^^^^^NCFLORIDIOT… need a returner, also I think he’d work nicely in our offense. Gonna b an awesome year!!! Amped… keep scooping em up JL

  49. Owlykat Says:

    Chicago is inept if they think Glennon will be a winner for them. The only thing he does well is red zone scoring.

  50. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    MG8 is not a gun slinging game changing QB. But he is a dink and dunk with the occasional shot down field Game managing QB. If Chicagos defense improves and they continue to run the ball MG8 will be just fine. All fox wants right now is for Mike to take care of the ball. It wouldn’t surprise me if Chicago is in the mix next year for the NFC North. Good luck Mike

  51. Ed Kerber Says:

    If Bucs get Foles, then Grifgin will be cut but not until August. After draft, there is a second Free agency. And the. A third free agency around August. no reason to overpay for people too old or any one year wonders.

  52. Fred E. Buc Says:

    The Bucs traditionally carry three QBs and it’s not a bad idea given we are two plays away from not being able to run the offense. Griffin (or any third QB) is cheap, he knows the offense, and the Bucs use him quite a bit to keep from overworking the other two guys at practice. They don’t split the reps three ways by any means, but it’s enough where he contributes. Besides, the Bucs (or most teams) have trouble finding 52 players to provide real depth, much less 53.

  53. Trubucfan22 Says:

    The bucs couldnalways use a spare lineman on the roster. Or a an extra special teamer. A 3rd quarterback is not normal amongst NFL teams. Teams always keep one on the practice squad as an emergency, but only in rare situations would a team want 3 QBs on the active roster. Ask any HC, 53 players is far too little. Not when the players are so often injured. Our o line and d line had trouble at times fielding enough players last season.

  54. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I have two concerns when it comes to a backup quarterback:

    First, that the backup can stay healthy and win games in a pinch.

    Second, that the backup can gain value to become trade bait.

    Foles can do the first one no problem. The second? I suppose if a team gets desperate enough they might offer a 6 or 7 round pick. Not really the value I’m hoping for.

    Griffin probably won’t gain much, if any value either. It’s an apparently weak class of quarterbacks in this draft, but then again, every time that is claimed there always seems to be one drafted late (or undrafted) that ends up surprising everyone and becoming elite.

    So I would rather get new young blood in as a #3.

  55. Skipper Says:

    Griffin has been in the Bucs system long enough, if the Bucs have no confidence in him then cut him. Draft a late round project to develop.

  56. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    The Bucs could certainly do worse in the backup QB department. As long as they are confident he can pick up yet another playbook (Foles seems to have become a journeyman QB these past few years) and the contract isn’t too insane, then I think it’s a good move.

  57. Skipper Says:

    How about Seth Russell from Baylor? Had injuries but also has a ton of talent and big upside.

  58. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    The REAL question I want answered is, if we cut Griffin, who is going to be Hump and Brates new roommate? πŸ˜›

  59. rayjay1122 Says:

    I am all for Foles being a Buc. Hopefully they can make it happen.

  60. D-Rome Says:

    Foles would be a good signing. Amazing to think that he once tied the record more most touchdowns in an NFL game.

  61. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I would like Foles, but he has a sub par arm, hence, that’s why he’s a backp. I definitely want him, but he’s not going to wow people. We have a downfield offense and we can’t expect him to step in for Jameis and make the same throws. I want him as the backup because he has experience winning, but don’t expect the guy that threw 7 TDs in a game. He’d have to run a real offense now.