Apparently the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t satisfied with Ryan Griffin as their primary backup quarterback. With Mike Glennon leaving town, the Bucs are apparently interested in Nick Foles — and the interest is mutual, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Foles will be best known to Bucs fans for crushing their hopes with a literal last-second touchdown throw to beat the Bucs back in 2012 — incidentally, that was Foles’ only win that season. That win crushed the then 6-7 Bucs’ slim playoff hopes and came in the middle of a five-game losing streak.
Foles then had a really productive 2013 season in the one season in which Chip Kelly’s offense seemed to work in the NFL, before falling off a cliff, getting traded to the St. Louis Rams and bombing there, and then moving to the Kansas City Chiefs as a backup last year.
While Foles’ time as a legitimate starting quarterback in the NFL is over, he has shown some competence and the Bucs could do a lot worse than him as a backup. That interest has to be disappointing for Griffin, though, who has spent the past two years as the Bucs’ number three quarterback. He hoped to become the team’s primary backup, but those hopes will be dashed if the team signs Foles.