Chiefs Interested In Trading for Eagles QB Nick Foles

The same day the Eagles make their QB plans clear as day by signing Dennis Dixon off Baltimore’s practice squad, the Kansas City Chiefs are already calling about likely third-stringer Nick Foles according to a report by USA Today.

The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t publicly began shopping Nick Foles, and USA Today reports that the Chiefs plans are only internal so far. But this match would make sense; the Eagles have two quarterbacks who can run Chip Kelly’s system better than Nick Foles, and Andy Reid, who drafted Foles in the third-round last season, wants another chance to groom the Arizona product. If the Eagles do indeed go with Vick as the starter and Dixon as the backup, it makes sense to deal Foles and get something in return. The Chiefs OC is also the Eagles former QB coach, Doug Pederson, who is reportedly “very high” on Foles.

Behind a poor offensive line, Foles threw for 1699 yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions. He had a couple nice performances but was inconsistent at best due to poor decision-making at times and often just bad pass protection.

The Chiefs have the No. 1 overall pick and Matt Cassel, but neither will lead to their starting QB in all likelihood. They will probably look to improve defensively with their pick since the QB class is poor and release Cassel because his $7.5 million base salary is simply too high.

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Categories: Beat Writing, Eagles

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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