Although officials from the Eagles and Chiefs met this week during the NFL Scouting Combine to discuss Nick Foles’ availability, league sources said the two sides aren’t close to a deal and that the Eagles aren’t actively shopping the second-year quarterback.
Nothing has changed since last week’s USA Today report of Kansas City’s interest in acquiring Foles. The Eagles won’t deal him unless they’re blown away by Kansas City’s offer, which CSNPhilly.com had reported last week.
There are obvious obstacles that would prevent the Eagles from moving Foles, starting with their own interest in keeping him to compete for the starting job.
The Chiefs, who have the No. 1 overall pick and several first or second picks in each round, almost certainly would want to deal for Foles before the NFL draft, which starts April 21.
But the Eagles want Foles to battle with Mike Vick this spring and summer as new coach Chip Kelly holds an open competition to decide the leader of his offense. Kelly on Thursday expressed his desire to coach Foles and said he hoped to have him around.
Status quo: Eagles still unlikely to deal Foles
CSN Philly | Feb 24