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Report: Eagles have “no plans to trade” Nick Foles

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The Kansas City Chiefs have already reportedly expressed an interest in acquiring Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles to reunite with head coach Andy Reid.

But Foles might not be so readily available despite the Eagles electing to keep Michael Vick and signing Dennis Dixon to a two-year deal on Thursday. According to, the Eagles have “no plans to trade Foles” unless they are “blown away with an offer.”

The Eagles planning on keeping Foles would fall in line with comments by head coach Chip Kelly earlier this week saying that he expected Vick and Foles to compete for the starting job.

However, that was also before Dixon was added to the roster. The Eagles now have four quarterbacks on the roster in Vick, Foles, Dixon and Trent Edwards. If Philadelphia is going to maximize any potential trade market for Foles, the best way to do so is to make it seem that they aren’t trying to get rid of him. The Eagles could very well decide to keep Foles in Philadelphia but it doesn’t make sense for them to say otherwise if they want to maximize Foles’ trade value.

For now at least, it appears as though there will be one fewer quarterback available on the market this off-season.

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44 Responses to “Report: Eagles have “no plans to trade” Nick Foles”
  1. coltzfan166 says: Feb 15, 2013 12:27 AM

    Did I not just call this two hours ago?

  2. soia311 says: Feb 15, 2013 12:33 AM

    Restructure Vick… Sign Dennis Dixon… Chip wants runners. The Eagles certainly do plan to trade Nick Foles. They’re only saying they don’t want to in order to get Reid to up his offer.

  3. staffordsyear says: Feb 15, 2013 12:35 AM

    Well why would they when mike vick is their quarterback?

  4. hockeyfan28 says: Feb 15, 2013 12:36 AM

    Let’s see you got an injury prone/over the hill qb in Vick, you got a guy who couldn’t even get to be Ben’s backup over Charlie Batch in Pittsburgh, you got a career journeyman in Edwards, and you got a guy who had he been around at Arizona this year probably wouldn’t have beat out Matt Scott since Arizona runs the same offense Kelly ran at Oregon…..,this is going to be an epic qb battle in training camp

  5. mackcarrington says: Feb 15, 2013 12:44 AM

    Trent Edwards has done a nice job of staying in the league long enough to qualify for the minimum NFL pension. That’s better than J.P. Losman has done.

  6. sb50 says: Feb 15, 2013 1:10 AM

    I hope they don’t trade him. I think Chip can tweak his offense around Foles, because I honestly believe the kid deserves a fair shot as the starting QB this off season.

  7. chawk12thman says: Feb 15, 2013 1:13 AM

    You write: “For now at least, it appears as though there will be one fewer quarterback available on the market this off-season.”

    Wasn’t your whole write-up explaining how they are just holding close to the vest to keep the value up for any trade offers? Doesn’t sound like he isn’t off the market anymore than say someone like Matt Flynn or Alex Smith……I bet those two teams would say almost word for word the same thing…..

  8. mittywalter says: Feb 15, 2013 1:21 AM

    Cardinals don’t want him, sorry — we got Kevin Kolb baby!!

    But seriously now, how much?

  9. nzayir says: Feb 15, 2013 1:41 AM

    Unless the Eagles get at least a 3rd round pick it makes no sense to deal Foles. They need to get at least equal value in order to justify trading a quarterback with some potential to Reid and the Chiefs.

    If I was Roseman and Gamble I’d hold out for at least a 2nd round pick and see if Reid gets desperate with an average at best quarterback draft along with a bad FA quarterback class.

  10. bobonmycob says: Feb 15, 2013 1:46 AM

    duh… every true eagles fan… no football fan knows how good of a QB Foles is for being a 3rd rounder. You can say what you want about the kid but he improved game by game with an even worse oline then vick had. Foles can command the line, audible his wr’s, and get rid of the ball quick. At 6’5 he has great field vision and with a little fine tuning on his mechanics this offseason he will be a stud. Mark my word. This kid wants it I think eagles fans will be veryhappy with the QB competition this year.

  11. jtt183 says: Feb 15, 2013 1:51 AM

    If I’m Andy Reid, I’m going to do everything in my power to get Foles. He has a year of experience. He’s better than any QB in this years draft. And he actually played pretty well. 4 out of his 6 games he had a passer rating higher than 85+ with an injury riddled receiving corp.

    Kinda crazy how good last year’s draft is. Even Foles , Cousins, Tanny are in the mix. We haven’t even seen Osweiler yet!

  12. eaglesnoles05 says: Feb 15, 2013 1:53 AM

    I would NOT trade this kid.

  13. mf7krime says: Feb 15, 2013 2:06 AM

    Good. Why would you trade your starting QB?

  14. captainwisdom8888 says: Feb 15, 2013 2:28 AM

    Poor foles if he gets sent back to big red in kc. yet, hes no fit in kellys offense if it is going to represent anything near the one at Oregon

  15. attyken says: Feb 15, 2013 4:22 AM

    Another Eagles quarterback trade. However, this one would be interesting to see who gets screwed this time. AR usually does the screwing for the Eagles. Would the Eagles come out on top against AR?

  16. MTLighthouse69 says: Feb 15, 2013 4:22 AM

    Given Vick’s injury history, keeping Foles around shouldn’t surprise anyone.

    What is surprising, is that the Eagles decided to bring Vick back.

  17. tjadeterborg says: Feb 15, 2013 5:05 AM

    This used to mean “Eagles 100% certain to trade Nick Foles” in the AR days. Not sure how to interpret it now..

  18. benroethlisberger7 says: Feb 15, 2013 5:57 AM

    I don’t think anyone has plans to trade for him either.

  19. eaglesfanalways says: Feb 15, 2013 6:08 AM

    I have at all been impressed by Kelly’s move to date…I guess not having NFL experience does make a difference. Keep Foles because you can’t depend on Vick and Dixon is worthless as a backup.

  20. tmatic74 says: Feb 15, 2013 6:48 AM

    Translation we want a 2nd round pick for Foles.

  21. ncs115 says: Feb 15, 2013 7:14 AM

    Foles already has his bags packed. This sucks that we have to get rid of the best quarterback on our roster because this inept coach has to run his inept system. This Chip Kelly project is such a disaster and training camp hasn’t even started yet.

  22. reidstinks says: Feb 15, 2013 7:15 AM

    If Reid offers the 1st pick in the 2nd round – which Reid is dumb enough to do – the Eagles better trade Foles.

  23. nesby2 says: Feb 15, 2013 7:15 AM

    This has Matt Cassel written all over it.. Stay away from Foles for those who think he’s the 2nd coming of Tom Brady I say “Buyer Beware”.. The kid has tons of hype from Philly fans due to their unjust hatred for Vick or anybody else for that matter that plays for this POS franchise. Philly always roots for the unknown underdog don’t drink the kool-aid & regret the obvious next year.

  24. nitro276 says: Feb 15, 2013 7:28 AM

    As an Eagles fan, it is frustrating that Nick Foles seems to be being pushed right out of the starting job in Philly because he “doesn’t fit the system.” Running, gadget QBs don’t win championships. But, big-body QBs like Manning(s), Brady, Roethlisberger, and Flacco do.

  25. greymares says: Feb 15, 2013 7:32 AM

    It also doesn’t make sense to trade your BEST quarterback either

  26. allday28mvp says: Feb 15, 2013 8:06 AM

    kelly is looking like a one and done

  27. coys10 says: Feb 15, 2013 8:29 AM

    For a team that has not won a playoff game since 2008, and have only won 3 playoff games since 04, they get a lot of attention. Why is every off season filled with the Eagles made the greatest move since the Hershel Walker trade, and every season seem to be how they have failed to reach their objectives.

  28. bobbybudnick says: Feb 15, 2013 9:03 AM

    Who needs him? — We now have a QB with two superbowl rings in …dennis…..dixon…..

  29. mbhockey13 says: Feb 15, 2013 9:17 AM

    As a Bills fan, I’m like “um, you really think they are going to make a trade to make room to keep Trent Edwards?”

  30. EJ says: Feb 15, 2013 9:22 AM

    This 2012 class of Quarterbacks is one of the most promising looking groups since Marino, Elway, Kelly and O’Brien in 1983. Before the draft most scouts and Draft guru’s were saying that besides Luck and Griffin, the QB class wasn’t very strong. Boy were they wrong!

  31. kmatic1 says: Feb 15, 2013 9:22 AM

    Andy,Andy,Andy,..Reid saw this as an opportunity because of the Dixon deal to stir the pot….He’s a little bitter and taking shots..

  32. kwickett85 says: Feb 15, 2013 9:34 AM

    “mackcarrington says: Feb 15, 2013 12:44 AM

    Trent Edwards has done a nice job of staying in the league long enough to qualify for the minimum NFL pension. That’s better than J.P. Losman has done.”


    Losman lasted 8 years. Edwards has made it 6… he won’t last much longer after the Eagles cut him.

  33. smokingto says: Feb 15, 2013 9:36 AM

    They say they have no plans, what they didn’t say is they are NOT trading Nick Foles.

  34. ez0682 says: Feb 15, 2013 9:40 AM

    God please trade these fool i cant stand him over hyped fool n y is everybody saying this kid played good… what r u talking bout did u c the games last year picks fumbles ect open ur eyes

  35. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 15, 2013 10:03 AM

    Kelly’s college offense will feature a QB that can run the ball which leaves Foles out of the picture. And Vick has a lot of mileage so he will not hold up in the offense.

    Good luck with that offense Eagles.

  36. 16x8equal49ers says: Feb 15, 2013 10:09 AM

    “Eagles fleece Reid for a quarterback” Would be an ironic future headline.

  37. smalltownqb says: Feb 15, 2013 10:26 AM

    Posturing. Chances are the Iggles knew this was coming (if it really did). Andy should not think he is immune to the fleecing this organization has become known for.

  38. justintuckrule says: Feb 15, 2013 10:31 AM

    I must say that is one dream lineup of qbs. I wouldn’t expect nothing less from the dream team!

  39. jessethegreat says: Feb 15, 2013 10:31 AM

    Report, “none of the other 31 teams believe foles has any potential worth trading for”.

  40. radrhatr says: Feb 15, 2013 11:06 AM

    The Eagles need o-linemen. The Chiefs want Foles. Swap first round picks. The Eagles get Joekel and the Chiefs get Foles and Jarvis Jones with the 4th pick.

  41. greymares says: Feb 15, 2013 11:12 AM

    Nick Foles doubters his small window of work (6 starts) were better than the likes of Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Jay Cutler, Phillip Rivers and Sam Bradford’s first 6 and I’M sure there were many others. I’m not ready to let this guy go to run a gimmick offense.

  42. thraiderskin says: Feb 15, 2013 11:12 AM

    Might as well keep Foles for the next Head Coach to evaluate.

  43. mojosmagic says: Feb 15, 2013 12:17 PM

    I would trade Foles for a 3rd rounder then sign Tebow.

  44. hor2012 says: Feb 15, 2013 11:19 PM

    I think he’s going to be traded. He jus doesn’t fit the system Kelly wants to run. Now, I’m a Saints fan. But, I’d love to see him come and back up Drew for a few years and when the time comes hand him the keys to the car. I watched in a couple of games. And, I believe that if he would have be the starting the entire year he would have put up some wow numbers. He has a presence about him the put in mind of Roger
    Starbauch. And, I’m being totally serious. I think he’s going to be a special player. And

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