The Pittsburgh Steelers currently have three quarterbacks on the roster with Kenny Pickett, Mitch Trubisky, and newly signed undrafted free agent Tanner Morgan.
But after the Colts’ latest roster subtraction, there is a chance that the quarterback room undergoes some remodeling.
Foles started his career with the Eagles as a third-round pick out of Arizona in the 2012 NFL Draft. He would go on to be a Pro Bowler in 2013 when he took the league by storm in Chip Kelly’s high-flying offense.
We have released QB Nick Foles.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) May 5, 2023
He would then garner stints with other franchises including the Rams and Chiefs but they never amounted to the one-year wonder that was his 2013 season, forcing Foles to accept a backup role and return to the Eagles.
But then Foles became a legend in Philly, leading the team to a Super Bowl victory over Tom Brady and the Patriots in the 2017 Super Bowl, winning Super Bowl MVP and garnering a statue outside of the Eagles stadium.
Foles would then leave again, this time for Jacksonville then Chicago, and most recently Indianapolis, all of which once again showed his inability to start outside of Philadelphia, relegating him to a backup role.
And that’s where he fits in with the Steelers. Sure, maybe Tanner Morgan impresses over the coming months and Pittsburgh decides he’s worthy of keeping on the roster.
Or, maybe the Steelers forgo tradition and only keep two quarterbacks on the active 53-man roster, something I projected in a recent breakdown of next season’s potential roster.
Either way, Foles is a suitable backup that has experience at literally the highest levels of the sport, making him a considerable attribute to the Steelers’ quarterback room if the price is right.
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