Report: Chiefs Interested in Acquiring Nick Foles
According to USA Today, the Chiefs are interested in trading for Eagles quarterback Nick Foles should he become available.
However, league sources tell CSN Philly the Eagles have "no plans" to trade Foles unless they're "blown away by an offer."
Its something many speculated as soon as the Eagles re-signed Mike Vick earlier this week and even some thought could happen as soon as Chip Kelly took over the head coaching roll.
Last week, CBS' Mike Freeman reported last week that Chip Kelly is "not as high on Foles as some believe," starting speculation that Reid could make trade overtures regarding Foles, and continue to "develop" him in Kansas City.
Most feel that Foles could be had for a mid-round pick, he was a third round pick in last year's draft.
The Chiefs will release Matt Cassel unless he is willing to take a pay cut and will be in the market to find his replacement and Foles just might be the guy. USA Today's source says the Chiefs are "working on plans to add a quarterback," and Foles is one of the possibilities. NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah recently stated coach Andy Reid and OC Doug Pederson are "very high" on Foles' future.
The Eagles seem to be going in a different direction and even signed QB Dennis Dixon to a two-year contract today. Dixon you might remember played for Kelly while at Oregon, Kelly was his offensive coordinator and was a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy award before he tore his ACL.
He's Dixon is likely not a candidate to start, the Eagles are his best chance at a 53-man roster spot while he helps the other quarterbacks learn the offense. While it doesn't necessarily mean the Eagles like Dixon more then Foles, they might think he is a better fit to run whatever offense Kelly will install and it could open the door for the Eagles to draft a quarterback in this April's draft.