Chiefs Join Nick Foles Pursuit

The Chiefs have joined the Nick Foles pursuit, emerging as a “sleeper team” vying for the services of the former Eagles and Rams quarterback, Adam Schefter of reports (on Twitter).

The Cowboys are the most connected to Foles thus far, with executive VP Stephen Jones confirming the team has engaged in talks with the recently released passer’s agent. Kansas City, though, has a similar issue on its quarterback depth chart.

After Chase Daniel‘s departure to the Eagles, the Chiefs did not opt to replace him with a veteran this offseason. Instead, Kansas City’s quarterback corps behind Alex Smith consists of three signal-callers who have never attempted an NFL pass in a regular-season game.

Both Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray have been with the franchise for at least two years, Bray arriving as a UDFA in 2013 and Murray joining the team a year later as a fifth-round pick. Kevin Hogan arriving as a fifth-round pick this year makes the Chiefs even more dependent on Smith’s health since none of their three reserve options is proven to be viable at this point.

Smith hasn’t put the Chiefs in the same type of predicament Romo placed the Cowboys in last season, though. He’s started all but two regular-season games in his three years in western Missouri and missed just one, Week 17 in 2014, due to injury.

Andy Reid also coached the Eagles when they drafted Foles, in the third round of the 2012 draft, making the fit even more logical. Kansas City, though, does not possess much cap space after failing to reach an extension with Eric Berry and lower his cap number this season. The Chiefs sit at $1.37MM in space, which represents the second-smallest number in the league.

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  1. Looks like Foles made the right decision to take less money in order to get out of L.A.


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