Chiefs QB Nick Foles Bought SoCal Home Weeks Before Rams Let Him Go

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NFL quarterback Nick Foles recently closed on a $2.7 million home in Newport Beach, CA, that's perfect for a member of the Los Angeles Rams: It's 15 minutes away from the team's training camp and 45 minutes away from Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The only problem is, Foles doesn't play for the Rams anymore.

Two weeks before closing on the house, Foles, 27, was cut loose by the Rams and eventually signed on with the Kansas City Chiefs, raising the question of whether he plans to keep his new home in Southern California.

You couldn't fault him for wanting to keep it: The 4-bedroom, 5-bath, nearly 4,100-square-foot custom home was built in 2014 and features high-end finishes throughout.

The home's large kitchen is anchored by a center island, marble countertops, a walk-in pantry, and white, Shaker-style cabinetry. It includes light, wide-plank hardwood floors, two dens, a two-sided fireplace in the great room, gas fire pit in the backyard, and a three-car garage.

Foles had a short run with the Rams. The team acquired him in a trade in early 2015, and signed him to a two-year, $24.5 million extension later that year. But his performance last season was uneven, and in April, the Rams selected quarterback-of-the-future Jared Goff, with the first overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft. In late July, Foles asked to be released, and signed with the Chiefs, agreeing to a one-year, $1.75 million deal.

Just days after signing with Kansas City, Foles closed on his new home in Newport Beach. A week after closing on the home, he was back in Los Angeles -- this time, playing in a preseason game against his former team. The Rams ultimately won the game, 21-20.

Now biding his time as a backup behind Chiefs QB Alex Smith, Foles made the Pro Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013, after throwing for nearly 3,000 yards and 27 touchdowns.