July 28, 2021; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Nick Falls. Compulsory Credit: John Durr – USA Today Sports.
The days of overcrowding in the Chicago Bears QB Room are over, Viking killer Nick Falls signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Monday.
The Falcons now play almost one-fifth of all NFL teams, making stop # 6 in the NFC South. To date, the Falls have played for the Eagles, the Rams, the Chiefs, the Jaguars and the Bears.
Along with the Colts, Arizona alumni will back up Matt Ryan, who was acquired through the trade in March. Indianapolis auditioned another former Eagles quarterback, Carson Wentz, in 2021, only one season lasted because the test broke down on the biggest stage of the regular season. The Colts were one win away from the post season but Cough was one away Give it to me Lower Jaguar game.
Falls, 33, is known to Minnesota Vikings fans for a reason – he led the Philadelphia team that expelled the Vikings from the 2017 post-season. Minnesota was going through a storybook march on Promised Land, which turned into a Home Super Bowl at US Bank Stadium five years ago. But Falls had other plans to play in the reserved charge for Carson Wentz, mentioned above. The Eagles beat the Vikings 38-7 at the 2017 NFC Championships, equaling Minnesota’s sixth consecutive conference championship failure.
The Eagles shattered the dynastic patriots in Minneapolis two weeks later to win the Super Bowl LII.
And that seven-week extension was primarily for the renaissance of Falls’ career. He made a quick start with Philadelphia in 2013, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl in his second season. Soon, his fortunes changed as he became a run-of-the-mill quarterback with the Rams and Chiefs. The backup behind Foles Wentz took QB work – and implemented its Magnum Opus from December 2017 to February 2018. The Vikings were mere victims.
Foles turned the Super Bowl ring into a ন 30.5 million pay-day in Jacksonville but was never caught as QB1. Everyone with the Jaguars said he started four games, didn’t win any, and returned to the NFC as a fringe QB1 with the Bears.
In Chicago, Falls played musical chairs at QB with Mitchell Trubiski, Andy Dalton and Justin Fields. But this offseason, the Bears have pushed their lead and hired a new general manager and head coach. Foles and Dalton ventured elsewhere, first to the Dalton saints and now to the Foles Colts.
Foles has started four games against the Vikings in his career, winning only once – the most important of the playoffs.
For a broader context, Foles’ magic against the Minnesota Ken Vikings has signed current quarterback Kirk Cousins. The 2017 Vikings quarterback was Case Kinom, and Foles dropped him on a visible stage. Former general manager Rick Spielman signed with the Cousins two months later to push a team that is “near” to the Super Bowl.
Falls owns a number of notable NFL record claims – the most passed touchdowns in a game (7), continuous pass completion (25), and the highest percentage of all-time pass completion in the playoffs (2017, 72.6%).
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