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.