The Kansas City Chiefs need more than one QB as they begin preparing for the 2013 NFL season and according to ESPN insider Chris Mortenson, they Chiefs may be able to get Eagles QB Nick Foles for a third-round pick.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen stated on NFL 32 Thursday that he believes Nick Foles could be acquired for a third-round pick.
Foles-to-Kansas City is the obvious connection because Andy Reid drafted Foles and the Chiefs need a quarterback. (Desperately.) “I do believe there is some substance to the desire to talk to the Eagles about Nick Foles,” said Mort. “I think it’d take probably a third-rounder to get Foles. So I wouldn’t close the door on that.” In an ideal world, the Chiefs could acquire Foles for a third-rounder, re-sign Dwayne Bowe, and perhaps draft Luke Joeckel at No. 1 overall.
I buy it. Despite an insistence by the Eagles and new head coach Chip Kelly that Foles will compete with Michael Vick for the starting position, it is clear that Foles is not a great fit for Philly’s new offense.
The Eagles recently re-signed Vick to a one-year deal. They have also brought in mobile QB Dennis Dixon. Both Dixon and Vick are better fits in the new offense.
The Chiefs could be interested in acquiring Foles, even though they can’t say so publicly for fear of tampering charges. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid drafted Foles in the third-round of the 2012 NFL Draft and started him for the second half of the season last year. Foles already knows Reid’s offense and would give the Chiefs a young QB with some experience.
The Eagles would likely have a hard time turning down a third-round pick from the Chiefs. Since KC is picking at the top of each round and because a couple of teams have lost their draft picks this season, a third-rounder from the Chiefs is actually a late second in a normal draft year.
The Chiefs could also find it easier than usual to part with their third-round pick because it is believed the team will be awarded a compensatory pick at the end of the third round. The Chiefs could trade their earlier pick for Foles and would just have to move back to the end of the round to do it.
What do you think, Addicts? The Chiefs need QB help. Should they giveup one of their likely two third-round picks for Foles?