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Source: Chiefs Eying Foles

Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

The Kansas City Chiefs are in the market for a starting quarterback. And according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, the team would be interested in acquiring Philadelphia Eagles second-year pro Nick Foles, if he became available via a trade.

While Foles is currently under contract with the Eagles, his services may no longer be needed with spread offense guru Chip Kelly supposedly naming Michael Vick the starting position.

The move makes sense for both parties. First, new Chiefs head coach Andy Reid formerly drafted Foles from the University of Arizona in 2012 and have struck up a good relationship. In seven games under Reid, Foles has tallied 1,699 yards through the air, six touchdowns and five interceptions (61 percent completion rate). He would prove to be a vast improvement over the Chiefs starters Matt Casel and Brady Quinn last year. In 16 games, the two combined for a measly 2,937 yards, eight touchdowns and a staggering 20 interceptions.

The Chiefs are still not ruling out the possibility of acquiring talent elsewhere. Acording to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Cole, Alex Smith and Matt Flynn could also be made available via trade. The two are currently disgruntled with their playing time and compensation and may push for a trade in the offseason.

The Eagles also added former University of Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon (a two-year deal) to their roster, another potent run-first play-caller who could matchup has already matched up well with Kelly. However, the team has said that they don’t plan on parting ways with Foles, who could still be the future of the organization.

If the Chiefs were to obtain Foles, many experts suspect that the team would give up a first- or second-round draft pick in the process.

The Chiefs are in desperate need for a starting quarterback. It wouldn’t make sense at this point to choose one from the draft with it being such a shallow pool of quarterback talent. Nevertheless, it’s hard to see Kansas City turning their franchise around in just one season after a dreadful 2-14 season.

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