Chip Kelly says it’s not going to happen. Nick Foles says he doesn’t want it to happen.
So let’s make it happen.
Do it now before someone else beats you to it and sends their backup quarterback to one of the teams in need.
Buffalo, so desperate for quarterback help, is looking at Matt Leinert.
The Bills already have the original Foles in Kevin Kolb, so send them the new and improved 2.0 version.
That last line is so lazy and hacky. The only thing Kolb and Foles have in common is that they were both backups to Vick. Kolb sucks, and his career may be over.
Foles, who was nearly perfect Saturday night against a bunch of guys who will be selling insurance or teaching phys ed in the Jacksonville area by the end of the week, just might have some value around the league.
So why not take advantage of it if you’re an Eagles team who needs help on defense the way the city of Trenton needs more police officers.
Because Vick is injury prone, and Foles has looked very good, including against players who won’t be selling insurance later this week. How about… not trading good young backups (see: Bobrovsky, Sergei). I explained the reasons why this Foles thing was A) a made-up narrative and B) silly here. Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com added a few reasons as well:
No, the Eagles should not trade Nick Foles. Here’s why: Because the QB position is the most important position in sports. Because trading for a defensive player isn’t exactly a sure thing. See: R-C, D. It’s even less of a sure thing two weeks before the season begins. Because Michael Vick is in the final year of his contract. Because Michael Vick is 33. Because Michael Vick is not even close to a sure thing (even for just one season), as he has confirmed throughout his entire career. Because Michael Vick is injury prone. Because Matt Barkley isn’t anywhere near Foles at this point in their careers. And most importantly… Because Foles can play, and trading away QBs who can play just because their stock went up a fraction of a tick in the 4th quarter of a preseason game is bad business.
But hey, it’s fun to write about!