The Philadelphia Eagles brought in Chip Kelly as their new head coach this offseason. Chip Kelly ran a fast paced offense at the University of Oregon and it requires a quick footed and fast quarterback. Michael Vick at one point in his career was the definition of mobile quarterback, and seems to be a lock to lead the new offensive scheme.
According to NFL Network’s Albert Breer, Nick Foles disagrees with that assumption.
“Nick Foles was a little edgy answering questions about his fit in Chip Kelly’s offense. Seems confident it won’t be a problem,” Breer tweeted.
“I wouldn’t be right here, right now, if I didn’t fit. … I feel like I can go in and run anything,” Foles said, as quoted by RotoWorld.
The Eagles have a solid draft spot, and if Geno Smith slips to them he could be too tempting not to take. This could inevitably lead to Foles being traded. But perhaps Foles is on the market now.
ESPN’s NFL insider Chris Mortensen said that the Foles could be had for a third round pick. A fairly reasonable price for a player who has upside and shown promise in his starts in Philly. The only problem could be the lack of suitors as players like Alex Smith, Matt Flynn, and Carson Palmer have all rotated around the NFL.
Tampa Bay lost out on Palmer and could look at Foles to replace Josh Freeman, the Bills could be interested as well having released Ryan Fitzpatrick.