Chip Kelly says no reunion with Nick Foles coming

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In Chip Kelly’s first year as the Eagles’ head coach, the team won the NFC East with a lot of help from quarterback Nick Foles.

Foles threw 27 touchdown passes and two interceptions on the way to a 10-6 record in what represented a high water mark for both men in Philadelphia. The Eagles didn’t return to the playoffs in 2014 or 2015 with last season’s swan song for Kelly in Philly coming with Sam Bradford at quarterback after Foles was dealt to the Rams off a disappointing 2014 season. Foles continued trending down and was released by the Rams last month.

There won’t be a reunion between coach and player. Kelly said Monday that the 49ers are focused on the quarterback competition between Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick, leaving no room for Foles.

“I’m a big fan of Nick, but right now, our eggs are in Kap and Blaine’s basket,” Kelly said on KNBR 680-AM, via the San Jose Mercury News. “We’re going to see what those guys can do and we’re very confident in both those guys. That’s really got nothing to do with Nick, but it’s got a lot to do with Blaine and Kap in giving them an ample shot at being the quarterback. If you have three guys in the mix, it gets really diluted and now you’re not going to get enough reps for anybody to make a determination on who the quarterback should be.”

The Bills joined the Broncos and Cowboys in saying that Foles wasn’t an option before Kelly weighed in on Monday, which leaves plenty of other teams if not any obvious landing spots for the quarterback.

20 responses to “Chip Kelly says no reunion with Nick Foles coming

  1. Translation: “i’m such a big fan of nick’s that i traded him and a second round pick for sam bradford. sam freaking bradford coming off another knee injury..thank god for jeff fisher and les snead..”

    chip also added: “and i’m such a fan of kap that we sent him to denver to see if elway would take him off our hands.. but sadly elway isn’t les snead…”

  2. “..thank god for jeff fisher and les snead.”

    snead and fisher were the ones who traded Bradford coming off another knee injury and 25 consecutive games on IR.

    That they found a sucker to take Bradford and the last year of his rookie contract was pretty impressive.

    Foles flopped, big deal. Far cheaper than Bradford and already off the roster.

  3. What is wrong with Foles? My guess is that his asking price is way up there. I am trying to keep track of all the teams that have stated that they aren’t interested in him. So far it is the 49ers, the Cowboys and I know there is one other team with this same mindset.

  4. Chip is a lying scumbag that tore the Eagles apart and made them a worse team. Sorry to say but the niners are in trouble. Chips system is to easy to figure out.

  5. I still think that Foles is way better than Sanchez, and the two other rooks that the Broncos have, but there is no convincing Elway. Elway thinks he knows better than everyone one, well 2016 will go far in determining if that is true.

  6. I’m guessing in this order, Cowboys, Vikings, Seahawks. As a backup.

    Foles is probably going to wait as long as he can to see who goes down in training camp / preseason. I can’t blame him. You have to be careful when adding a guy like Foles who has had a taste of success.

  7. “I’m guessing in this order, Cowboys, Vikings, Seahawks. As a backup.”

    Vikings don’t need a QB controversy. Foles needs to go somewhere as a backup where the team already has a really good starting QB.

  8. “I’m guessing in this order, Cowboys, Vikings, Seahawks. As a backup.”

    “Vikings don’t need a QB controversy. Foles needs to go somewhere as a backup where the team already has a really good starting QB.”

    Russell Wilson is better than Teddy Bridgewater, Tony Romo, and all other active qb’s with the exception of Brady. Foles deserves a chance to start somewhere like Miami, Houston, Denver, or Cleveland. I wouldn’t be surprised if DC is looking by mid season.

  9. during foles’ second yr in philly, he got hurt around week 4 or so, and when he returned late in the season, kelly wouldnt even rename him the starter for the rest of the season and the playoffs over buttfumble….??? he couldnt get rid of him fast enough there–why in the hell would he want him now???

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