After finishing with a disappointing 4-12 record during the 2012 season, the Philadelphia Eagles will have an interesting situation at quarterback heading into next year as Chip Kelly has taken over the head coaching duties after the team parted ways with Andy Reid during the offseason. As of now, all signs point to Michael Vick handling the starting role at quarterback for at least this season considering he seems to be the best fit for Kelly’s high-tempo offense, but it will be interesting to see what type of competition he receives from Nick Foles and Matt Barkley.
While Barkley certainly has potential, Foles actually has NFL experience and showed plenty of potential as a rookie in 2012–which is why Kelly wants to keep him around for at least one more season.
Apparently, there was one team from the 2013 NFL Draft that was interested in a possible trade for Foles, but Philadelphia wasn’t interested as Kelly wants to keep him around to see what he brings to the table. With all of the questions surrounding the Eagles at quarterback, it’s understandable why Kelly would want to keep Foles around for now as the last thing he wants to see happen is things not work out with Vick or Barkley.
In other words–the Eagles want to avoid shipping Foles off in a trade in case Kelly needs to use him during the 2013 season. A trade could certainly happen down the road, but for now, the decision to keep Foles on board is the right move until Philadelphia figures out their quarterback situation.
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