Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is returning to the team on two-year deal, the team announced Monday.
Foles will serve as the backup to second-year starter Carson Wentz.
The Kansas City Chiefs declined the option on Foles’ contract March 9, making him a free agent.
Foles, who turned 28 in January, joined the Chiefs last year as a free agent after being released by the Rams. He played in three games for Kansas City, starting one. He threw for 410 yards and three touchdowns.
Foles played three seasons for the Eagles and one for the Rams before joining the Chiefs.
The Eagles’ third-round pick in 2012, Foles started five games that season and in 2013 had one of the more remarkable quarterback seasons in NFL history. Foles threw 27 touchdown passes with just two interceptions in leading the Eagles to the playoffs. He was selected for his only Pro Bowl that season.
The quality of Foles’ play declined drastically in 2014 and after that season Foles was traded to the Rams as part of the deal that also involved quarterback Sam Bradford. Foles played poorly for the Rams before being benched late in the season.