NFL Rumors: Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs Still Discussing Trade With Nick Foles?

By Dan Parzych
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Ever since Andy Reid took over the head coaching job with the Kansas City Chiefs, there’s been plenty of talk about whether he would attempt to trade for Nick Foles from the Philadelphia Eagles. Foles was selected by the Eagles during last year’s draft and with Chip Kelly preferring a running quarterback–it seemed like Foles would be on the move at some point this offseason.

While the Eagles made it clear recently they have no intention of trading Foles, the NFL rumors mill is beginning to heat up about how the two sides have in fact been talking after all about a possible trade–even though the two sides have struggled when it comes to making progress.

Obviously, it would make sense that Reid would want to continue the project he started in Philadelphia last season with Foles–so it should come as no surprise if these two teams continue trade talks over the next couple of weeks. Clearly, Reid saw something special in Foles when he selected him in last year’s draft and it’s no secret Matt Cassel‘s time in Kansas City is almost all but over.

Plus, it’s difficult to see Foles fitting in to Kelly’s offense considering he prefers a running quarterback and the team already has Michael Vick and Dennis Dixon–two quarterbacks who have proven to be effective while running the ball throughout their careers. It’s difficult not to wonder if Foles would be the starter for Philadelphia this season if Reid were still around, but at least for him there appears to be some hope about reuniting with Reid in Kansas City.

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