Now, the Texans are allegedly interested in yet another quarterback to spearhead their franchise. This time, it’s rumored to be Philadelphia Eagles’ former starter Nick Foles.
Foles, who missed half of the 2014 season due to a broken collarbone, is currently under contract with the Eagles until 2016. Still, rumors have Philadelphia head coach Chip Kelly interested in moving up in April’s NFL Draft to obtain Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.
If those rumors are true, the just turned 26-year old Foles could be on the trading block. And according to Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com, if he is available, the Texans are interested.
"“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.”"
Foles is just one year removed from a season where he completed 64% of his passes for 2,891 yards, 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Any team who lands Foles is getting a young Pro Bowl quarterback who has had quantifiable success in this league.
Unfortunately for Foles, that success came under Chip Kelly’s controversial no-huddle, hurry up offense. Still seen as somewhat of a gimmick offense in the NFL, Foles will be required to prove to teams he can operate and be successful under a “normal” offensive scheme.
Despite that fact, the Texans certainly are justified in having interest in the fourth-year veteran quarterback. Having more consistency under center should allow Houston to properly build upon their 9-7 season ending record last year.
But according to Shorr-Parks, the Texans will have to compete with plenty of other NFL teams for Foles’ servicese, if he is indeed on the open market.
"“Love him,” one NFL coach said of Foles. “Right now I would put him in the second or third tier of quarterbacks, but I think he is right on the cusp of being in the top tier at the position.”"
What do you think? Should the Texans pull the trigger on Foles if he becomes available? Tell us your thoughts below in our comment section.
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