The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback situation is a mystery heading into this offseason, with starter Sam Bradford set to hit free agency. Adam Schefter is now reporting the team is unlikely to franchise Bradford, and might actually be interested in bringing back Nick Foles. Schefter reported that new Eagles head coach Doug Pederson drafted Foles and has interest in him.
Eagles are not expected to use franchise tag on QB Sam Bradford, per league sources, though they still have some interest in re-signing him.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 7, 2016
A name to watch with Eagles' off-season QB maneuvers: Nick Foles. Eagles' HC Doug Pederson drafted Foles and is interested, per NFL sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 7, 2016
The San Francisco 49ers hired Chip Kelly, and that immediately put Sam Bradford on the radar. It may never happen, but given that Kelly acquired him in Philadelphia, anything is possible. For now, the 49ers have Colin Kaepernick, Blaine Gabbert, and Dylan Thompson at the quarterback position. They will end up with somebody else joining some portion of this group, but it remains to be seen who exactly any of that will include.
Trent Baalke has final control over the 53-man roster, but all indications are that Chip Kelly will have say at the quarterback position. Of course, how much is say in the starter, vs. say in who will be competing for said starting spot?