According to a report from Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is drawing the interest of NFL teams around the league. NJ.com reports that the St. Louis, among two other teams, are potentially interested in a Foles trade.
The Eagles apparent indecision on what to do with quarterback Nick Foles has intrigued teams around the league, and possible suitors are beginning to emerge.
According to a person familiar with the situation, but who requested anonymity, the St. Louis Rams have interest in Foles should the Eagles decide to trade him this offseason.
Foles' possible availability was a topic of conversation among coaches and scouts last week at the Senior Bowl, with the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans also mentioned as teams that would have interest if Foles hit the market.
It is unclear if the Eagles are willing to move Foles. Their plans to explore options surrounding Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota — as reported by NJ Advance Media — in the NFL draft certainly indicate a weakened commitment to Foles.
This is not the first time trade rumors involving Foles have popped up this offseason. Just last week there were rumors that Foles was drawing interest from not only the Texans and Titans but potentially the Denver Broncos as well (depending on the status of Peyton Manning.) Jeff Risdon of RealGM appeared on last week's episode of BGN Radio and had the following to say as well: "I don’t think there’s much question that [Foles] is not going to be the quarterback going forward. If they’re trying to drum up interest, they’re doing a good job of it."
The Eagles have often been linked to Kelly's former Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota this offseason. Last week NJ.com reported that the Eagles are "going to try" to move up for Mariota. Later in the week an NFL scout was quoted as saying Kelly is prepared to "mortgage the future" in order to reunite with the 2014 Heisman winner. Philadelphia may not even have the chance to draft him, however.
The Rams (along with the Titans and Texans) very well may have some interest in Foles. The injury-prone Sam Bradford will be entering the last year of his bloated contract in St. Louis. The Rams are in need of a solution at quarterback.
While Foles trade rumors may be heating up, however, it still doesn't seem likely there will be much of a worthwhile market for him. Whatever potential he showed in 2013 may be tainted by the fact he led the NFL in turnovers in 2014 before suffering a season-ending collarbone injury. If the Eagles trade Foles, they would be selling low. Not to mention they would be selling the only proven quarterback option under contract on their roster.