Last night we brought you some interesting reports that the Kansas City Chiefs are interested in trading for Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles, should he become available.
This is a pretty significant report because it indicates one of the strategies the Chiefs may be considering when it comes to solidifying the QB position.
The report likely came from the Chiefs themselves. The organization can’t say publicly that they are interested in Foles because they would be breaking the NFL’s tampering rules.
The problem is the Eagles may not make Foles available. There have been reports that Philly likes Foles and wants to keep him at least through this year. Still, despite what the Eagles may be saying, Foles is not a very good fit for new head coach Chip Kelly’s offense. The fact that the Eagles re-signed Michael Vick and recently signed Dennis Dixon, shows what kind of QB the Eagles are looking for. While neither Vick nor Dixon may be in the team’s long-term plans, given how different their skill-sets are from that of Foles, it is hard to see Foles being the man to lead Kelly’s offense.
The Eagles spent a third-round pick (88th overall) on Foles during the 2012 NFL Draft.
So how much is he worth now?
That is a loaded question.
You can never tell right away how much a new regime is going to value a holdover from its predecessors. Obviously, the Eagles used a higher pick for Foles so they were to trade him they’d likely want to at least get heir draft pick back.
On the other side, we have to ask how much the Chiefs and head coach Andy Reid value Foles.
In limited laying time in 2012, Foles completed 60.8% of his 265 passing attempts. He averaged 6.41 yards per completion and tossed six TDs vs. five interceptions. He was 1-7 as a starter.
There just isn’t enough data on Foles to say whether or not he can be a starter in the NFL. That means the Chiefs would be foolish to give up too much to pry him away from the Eagles.
In the end, the Eagles may not be interested in dealing Foles but if they were interested, what do you think would be appropriate compensation for the second year QB?