Rob Maaddi reports that an NFL source mentioned that the Eagles would want a first or second round pick “to even consider the idea” of trading QB Nick Foles.
Maaddi adds that Philadelphia hasn’t discussed the idea of trading Foles with any team to this point.
Foles is expected to be given a shot at winning the team’s starting job during training camp.
This could be an attempt to increase the asking price for Foles seeing as previous reports have indicated that the Chiefs are believed to have interest in trading for him. It’s just hard to imagine Foles being a great fit in Chip Kelly’s offensive system, but I guess stranger things do happen.
Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that “a person informed of the team’s thinking” informed him that the Chiefs are discussing the idea of adding a quarterback and specifically mentions Nick Foles as an option.
There’s been speculation that the Chiefs could trade for Foles as soon as Andy Reid signed on to be the team’s head coach and this report further suggests that it remains a possibility.
Garafolo adds that Chiefs will likely part ways with Matt Cassel, unless he’s willing to rework his current contract that is set to pay him $7.5 million next season.
It appears that we could have a better idea of how things will play out at the top of the draft in the next few weeks.