Ranking every Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback since 1990

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15. Nick Foles (2016)

Shortly after the 2015 NFL season, Nick Foles was ready to call it quits. Then he got a call from Andy Reid.

After his first four seasons, Foles was reportedly ready to retire, but the Chiefs needed a backup for Alex Smith, and a familiar face was enough to convince him to come down off the vocational ledge, despite his frustrations after being ousted by the L.A. Rams. He signed a two-year deal (with that second year as an option) with K.C. to back Alex Smith.

That single season was a good one for Kansas City, and Foles played a nice Henne-esque part in the middle of it as he replaced Smith in a midseason win over the Indianapolis Colts and then went on to start and beat the Jacksonville Jaguars the following week. In those games, he tossed three touchdowns with zero interceptions and kept the Chiefs in business toward a 12-4 season.

Fortunately for Foles, much greater things awaited him on the other side of a potential retirement and his short stint in K.C. After declining the Chiefs’ option, Foles went on to be the Super Bowl MVP for Doug Pederson and the Philadelphia Eagles in his second stint with the team.