It was less than a year ago when Philadelphia Eagles’ fans seemed oh-so certain that QB Nick Foles would be their franchise savior who would take over for the aging and battered QB Michael Vick.
Currently, Foles is the clear-cut third-teamer for head coach Chip Kelly when it comes to the quarterback spot, as Vick has inked a restructured one-year deal and the Eagles have brought aboard QB Dennis Dixon as well.
The Eagles picked up Foles in the third round of last year’s 2012 NFL Draft after Vick regressed mightily throughout the previous season. Foles played college ball at the University of Arizona where he experienced nearly all of his success in his final two years.
It seemed as if Foles would surely take over at lead signal-caller for the Eagles once Vick went down with a concussion in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys, but after Foles broke his hand in Week 16, Vick took the reins once again for the Birds’ regular season finale.
Vick’s final audition to retain his job certainly proved to be a success as he has emerged as Kelly’s choice QB to lead the Eagles’ high-octane offense next season, while Foles is likely on his way out of town.
Rumors began to swirl previously concerning a possible trade between the Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, in a deal that would reunite Foles with former Eagles head coach Andy Reid, who is now leading the Chiefs. But the possibility of this reunion was squashed when the Chiefs agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers, sending QB Alex Smith to KC.
I think that it would be interesting if the Arizona Cardinals target Foles in a trade that would bring the young QB back to the state where he shined in the collegiate ranks. And it is obvious that the Cardinals are one of the most desperate teams in the NFL when it comes to QB help for 2013.
I look for the Eagles to move Foles once they receive a trade offer that they can’t refuse, as there are just too many NFL teams with massive question marks at quarterback.
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