Report: Chiefs Intertested In Trading For Nick FolesBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Friday, February 15th, 2013
Mike Garafolo of the USA Today reports that Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs are interested in trading for second year quarterback Nick Foles. Garafolo wrote the story and he lets us know that Eagles haven’t told the Chiefs that Foles is available.
“It appears what the Eagles are saying publicly about Foles — that they like his skill set and believe he can run Kelly’s offense — is sincere, so it’s unlikely he’ll be made available for a trade anytime soon.”
I think the Eagles are doing a good job of giving the impression that they’re going to hang onto Foles, but I don’t think he’s in their plans at all. Right now I believe they’re playing the game and this is merely a strategy to get a better draft pick from Reid and the Chiefs.
Garafolo is helping the Eagles cause by writing that they really like Foles’ skills. I’ve seen videos of Kelly talking about the importance of having a quarterback who can threaten the defense with his legs. Foles couldn’t threaten a high school defense with his legs.
I think Chip Kelly and the Eagles eliminated Foles from their plans immediately when they saw him take 15 seconds to run twenty yards for a touchdown during the season. They know that Reid values this young quarterback and they’ve got plans to get a good draft pick for him and I think they’re going to get what they want in the end.
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