Awkward: Watch Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher cut former Arizona Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles

Posted at 1:32 PM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 16:37:27-04

In late July, the Los Angeles Rams released quarterback and former Arizona Wildcat Nick Foles, a result of the team's decision to draft QB Jared Goff with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Foles reportedly asked to be released following that pick, and the Rams' decision to cut him was no surprise. Still, it was a bit uncomfortable watching Rams coach Jeff Fisher call Foles for the sole purpose of informing him he was no longer a Ram. 

We got to see what that call sounded like -- at least from Fisher's end -- during an episode of "Hard Knocks" on HBO on Tuesday.

"Hey Nick, what's up man?" Fisher began when Foles answered the phone. The fifth-year Rams coach proceeded to ask Foles about where he spent his summer before dropping the hammer.

"Well, I'm touching base, man. We're gonna go ahead and release you today, OK?" Fisher told Foles before complimenting him on being a fantastic teammate and "what a pleasure" he was to be around.

"Best of luck, and I hope you land on your feet," Fisher said before hanging up.

Foles was arguably the best quarterback in UA history. He's the school's all-time leader in passing yards and is tied for the most passing touchdowns. He led the Wildcats to a second-place Pac-10 finish in 2009 and completed 69 percent of his passes during his senior season in 2011.

Foles was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012 but was traded to the then-St. Louis Rams in exchange for fellow QB Sam Bradford after the 2014 season. The Rams decided to trade up and draft Goff after Foles had a subpar 2015 season.

And Foles did land on his feet, as he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs last week.