USAToday – While the Philadelphia Eagles see Nick Foles as a genuine option to be their quarterback of the future, the team has two other quarterbacks seemingly more fitted to run coach Chip Kelly’s system. The Eagles signed free-agent Dennis Dixon on Thursday. Dixon played under Kelly at Oregon in 2007 when Kelly was the offensive coordinator. So it’s in the realm of possibility Foles could be traded. If so, the Kansas City Chiefs could be the destination. 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 has said 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.
Maybe we’re all thinking about this the wrong way. Chip Kelly is supposed to be this wunderkind football supergenius, maybe all of this signing Mike Vick and Dennis Dixon stuff is just a smokescreen. Maybe the next innovation for the NFL is instead of having a capable pocket presence field general or dynamic speedy playmaker under center, you simply take a giant plodding heap of mediocrity and hope for the best. Maybe Nick Foles IS the future of the league and both Andy Reid and Chip Kelly know it. Well nice try, Andy. No way we hand our slow-footed mediocre future to you that easily.
Imagine next year’s Chiefs/Eagles game in Philly if Nick Foles is running the show for Kansas City. Hard to even script things that perfectly.