INDIANAPOLIS -- Whether the Eagles are trying to raise the price or are genuinely excited about Nick Foles, both coach Chip Kelly and general manager Howie Roseman were outspoken in their support for the second-year quarterback
"I want to coach Nick and I want to get a chance to spend time with him and see him," Kelly said. "I’ve said it before, I was a big fan of his – the way he plays the game, his toughness, his ability to throw the ball very accurate. So hopefully I get a chance to get him out on the practice field and we can see what Nick has.”
Kelly also said there have not been any internal discussions about trading Foles. Foles has been linked to the Kansas City Chiefs, where Andy Reid coaches. Reid said Foles is a member of the Eagles, and noted that Roseman drafted Foles, too.
"He’s a young, talented player who didn’t even have a chance to play with all our front-line guys, our skill-position players," Roseman said. "He’s a talented guy. We just drafted him last year. It’s a different situation than in the past couple of years when we had quarterbacks. We like the player. We like a lot of things about the player. He’s a young player in the league. We’re trying to accumulate good players, we’re not in the business of getting rid of our good, young players.”