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Report: Chiefs Interested In Trading For Foles

Earlier today we told you the Chiefs might be interested in acquiring Philadelphia Eagles Qb Nick Foles, and now more reports are emerging confirming those suspicions.

It all started when ESPN’s Chris Mortenson said on Wednesday that the trade market for 49ers QB Alex Smith was not at active as some originally thought. Mort dropped in that the Chiefs, on one of the teams figured to be interested in Smith, would likely consider Geno Smith and Foles before entertaining making a move for Alex Smith.

Now, a USA Today report says that the Chiefs are indeed formulating a plan to add a QB and that Foles figures into their plans.

The Chiefs and new coach Andy Reid are interested in acquiring Foles if he becomes available, according to a person informed of the team’s thinking. The person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because the Chiefs haven’t discussed their thoughts publicly, said the team is working on plans to add a quarterback and considers Foles a possibility.

Kelly maintains Foles and Michael Vick will compete for the starting job, despite their differences in style. The person informed of the Chiefs’ plans said the Eagles have not told Kansas City that Foles is available.

This all makes sense. The Eagles signed mobile QB Dennis Dixon earlier today. While Philly maintains that current QB Michael Vick and Foles will compete for the starting job, it is becoming more and more apparent that Foles might be able to be pried away.

This is the first non-speculative report we’ve gotten on what the Chiefs’ QB plans are under the new regime.

Hold on to your hats, Addicts. Things are about to get interesting.

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  • Brody Hall

    Jesus god no! Okay i was a big fan of signing reid to coach… But news flash bud…Foles blew in phili with a better wr core! or did u forget or something? If we get him we better let lose cassel and this still should not effect the draft what so ever!

    • Patrick Allen

      It doesn’t mean they want him for the QB of the future. Remember, KC needs 2 maybe 3 QB’s. Foles has some experience in the system and could be a good backup, placeholder.

      • Brody Hall

        That is true ha ha… That I’m ok with… But now we gotta wonder what will Reid give up for him? Were not talking first or second round r we?!

        • chiefridgy


        • Danny W

          I wouldn’t think so. It would be horrible if so.

      • Danny W

        Lets hope thats all he wants out of the kid. I’ve got my sights set on me some Geno Smith. Foles would be an excellent backup though.

    • sidibeke

      Actually, the stats don’t bear that out. He started 5 games and has Passer ratings of 85.9, 62.7, 98.6, 96.6 and 89.2. With the exception of the dud at Cincy (62.7), decent ratings, and he got better. He threw no ints in his last 3 starts and had 3 TDs. He was also asked to throw a lot…some of Reid’s offense but also some of Philly’s nonexistent run game. As a rookies, these seem decent stats to me.

      But no, no one is going to give a 1 or 2 for him. He was drafted 3rd, so I imagine a 4th, which could amount to less than we get in compensation for losing Carr to FA.

    • Andy Read this and you will see we could do a lot worse. Foles knows the Reid O already.

    • Chief Hokie

      His OL was horrible in Philly

    • chiefridgy

      Eagles have had a crappy o-line.

    • Danny W

      Right I think everyone is thinking he would back up Geno Smith but I’m not too sure. If we trade for him we will know soon if he starts or not by what we give.

  • Larry Devore

    no more castoffs!!!

  • sidibeke

    Silly how excited I am with this news. I suppose some of the excitement comes from seeing that KC is actively addressing our lack of a QB and that bringing Foles indicates to me that we’re interested in taking a QB as high as need be in the draft (coupled with the Albert news). All seems to be heading in the right direction.

  • Arrowhead Greg

    I am right there with you! Andy Reid is gonna flip this team into a serious contender and he is not afraid to make some moves to do so! I can’t wait to see the final roster!

  • Andy

    I will say this till I am blue in the face. I will trust Reid to fix the QB issue. If it’s Cassel, draft or FA, I will trust him since he has had a good track record. Read this on Foles. We could do worse.

    • chiefridgy

      Reid is not going with Cassel….

  • Danny W

    If we give a fourth for the guy, he will back up Geno is my assumption, if we give a second then all bets are off. You may be looking at your new starter in KC..He and Pretty Ricky can swap dandruff shampoo and conditioner ideas.

    • chiefridgy

      Braid each others hair….

      • Danny W

        Ha! Give each other perms and what not.

  • Joe Myers

    I Think Geno has a higher ilfootball IQ then folies he has trouble reading defensive schemes and falling out protection he also like matt has a tendency to throw in the dirt’s on short out routs but I do think he will be a good back up but it’s Geno or bust theirs really nothing else out their

  • Priest4Prez

    Noooooo,nooooo (head hits desk, commence with tears) why? Why?! Are we a free-money-do-whatever-you-want-franchise?! Maybe, just maybe I’m overreacting; please tell me I am everyone but I don’t like this. If we get him and he rocks, I’ll be the first to say, ” Hey y’all I was an ass and I was wrong” but at this point I’m disgusted….