Foles signs contract extension

The St. Louis Rams have given quarterback Nick Foles a vote of confidence by signing him to a two-year extension which runs through 2017.

Foles was acquired in the off-season from the Philadelphia Eagles in a trade which saw injury-prone Sam Bradford go in the opposite direction.

The parties have been talking since the start of training camp and got the deal done without seeing Foles, who missed the last half of last season with a broken collarbone, in a game situation.

According to NFL.com, the extension is worth just over $24.5m, with $14m guaranteed. Foles was due $1.5m in the final season of his rookie contract meaning he is set to earn $26m over the next three seasons.

Head coach Jeff Fisher was delighted to get the deal finalised: "We've seen enough. We wanted to get a deal done that was good for both sides. 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."

General manager Les Snead said: "You begin every offseason with a pretty large task list, and this was one of the major ones going into training camp. And you check that off.

"When you check off a major item on your task list, that's a good thing for the team."

Foles himself said he was relieved to have the contract signed and is looking forward to starting the new season.

"I'm thankful to be here, be with these guys, be with the Rams," Foles said. "Ever since I've been here, like I've said, the team has opened its arms to me.

"The players here have been extremely welcoming, extremely helpful with just getting me going along. We still have a ways to go, but it really is an honour to be here and to be wanted here."

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