CHIP Kelly, when asked if the Eagles were interested in [Johnny Manziel] responded:
“We have an interest in anybody that’s draft-eligible this year.”
Would have been too much effort to throw Nick Foles a bone, I guess.
This is really starting to wear thin isn’t it? The whole cloak and dagger, men of mystery vibe the Eagles try to give off, is really tiresome. Everybody and their momma knows we need a pass rusher, a receiver, offensive line depth, and a Safety in case Earl Wolff doesn’t pan out; or if he does and Malcolm Jenkins blows up on the launch pad. NFL teams are not fooled by such shoddy trickery.
The idea that the Eagles may take a QB later in the Draft is pretty widely agreed on. The notion that we’d take one prior to round 4, no one really takes seriously. We have Foles, veteran Mark Sanchez, and a guy who can be the project in Matt Barkley. So no one buys the whole “Bond. James Bond” thing.
That means the Eagles can drop the act.
Unless of course 95% of fans and media are wrong, and the Eagles do go QB early. That would mean ignoring other needs and putting your starting QB on notice, right? And nobody believes that the franchise is dumb enough to do something like that.
Could you imagine a scenario (not involving injury) where we go from Foles and DeSean Jackson, to a rookie and Jeremy Maclin? Me neither.
So enough with the “We have an interest in anybody that’s draft-eligible this year” kind of talk. Only idiots buy that sort of talk and there is no reason to play to the idiots. Let’s hear about guys we may actually get at positions we actually need.