Report: Chiefs, Eagles Talk Foles Trade

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.INDIANAPOLIS — The Chiefs and Eagles discussed a potential Nick Foles trade earlier this week at the NFL Combine, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today.

Per the report, the Eagles told Kansas City what they’ve said publicly: That Foles is going to compete with Michael Vick for the starting job, and that he is not currently on the market.

The report is notable though because it reiterates the idea that Andy Reid is definitely interested in acquiring his former quarterback.

As we wrote about earlier this week, a potential Foles trade depends on a number of key questions, the most important of which is this: What can the Eagles get for him? For the right offer, no player is off-limits. If Howie Roseman and Chip Kelly receive an enticing offer, they’ll have to at least consider it,

But on the flip side, they don’t have to trade Foles. He’s inexpensive, young and has flashed some potential. There’s no harm in keeping him on the roster as insurance with some upside. Kelly gave Foles a pretty strong endorsement earlier this week.

Given the lack of options on the market (Alex Smith, Matt Flynn top the list), this is not the last we’ll hear about Foles as a potential trade chip. Even if the Eagles plan on keeping him, expect them to field some calls in the coming months.

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