‘Fantastic job’: Arizona Cardinals coach John Fox ‘was in the right place at the right time’ to keep Nick Foles

By Brian MurphyThe Associated PressIn the spring of 2016, Nick Folsome and his family were looking forward to a new start.

The 6-foot-6 quarterback from a small town in Illinois was attending high school in Arizona when the Cardinals selected him in the third round.

Folsome was a quarterback at the University of Illinois and was an All-American at Illinois, as well as a first-team all-state pick as a junior and senior.

He was also named a two-time All-Big Ten selection, the first player to do so.

Foles had an opportunity to play at Arizona State and then at the Arizona Cardinals, and he decided to go to Arizona State.

He spent two seasons there, winning a Rose Bowl victory with the Aztecs in 2017.

Folsomos final season at ASU, though, was marred by injuries.

Folomos had surgery on his right shoulder and fractured the tibia in his right knee in 2018.

He underwent arthroscopic surgery in 2019 and had a second procedure on his knee, but he missed all of 2018.

He missed the first six games of this season with a broken bone in his left knee and then was placed on injured reserve.

Foltons injury did not prevent him from being selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Foles was the No. 2 overall pick.

It was then, the following year, that Folsomes first NFL game came against the Cardinals.

He threw two touchdown passes in Arizona’s 21-16 win, the last of which was to John Brown for a 43-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the season opener.

Folios led the Wildcats to a 21-13 victory over the Rams in the Rose Bowl in January 2019.

Folas had played well, throwing for 1,819 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The Arizona Cardinals were coming off a season in which they finished 10-6 and made the playoffs.

Folls numbers in the bowl game were even better.

He completed 67 percent of his passes for 4,721 yards and 26 touchdowns with four interceptions and five fumble recoveries.

Folls season did not last long.

He tore his right ACL in a preseason game against the New Orleans Saints and underwent surgery.

Folls season was over after just three games.

Foes final season was a complete disaster, and his season ended with a torn ACL.

Folls knee had been bothering him since his first season with the Cardinals and he did not play again until the 2019 season.

Fells knee has been in and out of the doctors hands since the end of his career, but the doctor is optimistic he can recover.

Folas health is now a major focus for Arizona State, and it is a huge reason why Foles’ career in Arizona has not been so much a success.

This is a developing story.

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