Colts in discussions to bring in QB Nick Foles as Matt Ryan’s backup


INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts have been in discussions with veteran quarterback Nick Foles about becoming the team’s primary backup behind Matt Ryan, multiple sources confirmed to IndyStar on Friday, but a contract hasn’t been reached yet.

Adding Foles in a backup role has long made sense for Indianapolis.

Foles has an excellent relationship, both personally and professionally, with Colts head coach Frank Reich from their time together in Philadelphia, and Foles also has history with Indianapolis general manager Chris Ballard after spending the 2016 season together in Kansas City.

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Foles, 33, has long been one of the NFL’s best backup quarterbacks, a reputation cemented when he took over for an injured Carson Wentz, the Colts’ starter last season, in 2017 and took the Eagles to a Super Bowl win over New England, a game immortalized by the “Philly Special” touchdown.