Saturday, February 16, 2013
Foles price tag too high?
By AJ Mass
Andy Reid may be his own worst enemy when it comes to the chances of Nick Foles getting traded to the Kansas City Chiefs and reuniting with his old head coach.
Although the Philadelphia Eagles have a glut of quarterbacks under contract with Foles, Michael Vick, Trent Edwards and Dennis Dixon, there's very little chance that they'd be willing to part with Foles unless the price was steep.
Reid, in his tenure with the Eagles was notorious for dealing away starting quarterbacks - Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb, A.J. Feeley - and each time he received a second round draft pick in return. So, with Reid's own "personal bar" set, the cost of acquiring Foles will be, at minimum, the No. 34 overall pick.
Ironically, without making an offer at all, Reid's past has already started the negotiations at a price that may well be too high for a deal to get done.