|The Chiefs and Eagles say they discussed a possible trade of QB Nick Foles. (USATSI)|
New Eagles coach Chip Kelly said on Thursday that he wants to coach Nick Foles and Chiefs coach Andy Reid even acknowledged that Foles isn't available. But that didn't keep the two teams from having informal trade talks regarding Foles, according to USA Today.
Kansas City and Philadelphia talked at the NFL combine about a possible Foles trade, but no progress was made. The Eagles told the Chiefs what they've been publicly saying for weeks: that the team likes Foles and Kelly's plan is to give him a chance to win the starting quarterback job.
The Eagles also reportedly told Kansas City that Foles isn't on the market -- at this point. Teams are free to discuss trades, but can't make a move until the new league year starts March 12.
As far as the Chiefs' starting quarterback situation, the team seems to be in a bind. Kansas City doesn't seem thrilled with keeping Matt Cassel and his $7.5 million salary. There aren't a lot of free-agent options and even though the Chiefs have the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, taking a quarterback doesn't seem to be an option. Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said recently that he didn't think there was a quarterback where "personnel guys can definitely say 'he's a first-round pick.'
Reid and the Chiefs seem to have their eye on every available quarterback, including San Francisco's Alex Smith.
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