Nick Foles to the Jets Makes Sense
While Jets nation is wondering who their next quarterback will be, its being rumored that Jets have no interest in Eagles QB Nick Foles at the moment.
With Chip Kelly running things in Philly, there may not be room for Foles’ skill set in the Eagles new look offense. While Kelly still makes it known that he is in love with Foles ability, it could be a smoke screen to keep Foles value on the table before the draft. If teams know the Eagles have no need for Foles, his value will decrease on the market.
The Jets recently brought in Foles’ old offensive coordinator in Marty Mornhinweg. With Foles familiarity with what he Mornhinweg likes to do, it kind of make sense. The other key factor here is Foles doesn’t break the bank if you bring him to New York to compete. The next two years Foles is basically locked under his rookie contract, which makes him an easier sell. If the Jets spend a 3rd rounder to get Foles, you at least have an idea of his skill set under your current offensive coordinator rather than a 3rd round QB in this year’s draft.
The Jets can either rely on Sanchez to evolve under Mornhinweg or they can bring in others to compete for the starting QB job. David Garrard could be a guy that pushes the table to start if he can be healthy. The idea here is to get a competition at the QB position. If you follow what GM John Idzik did at Seattle, you’ll know that he had Matt Flynn, Tavaris Jackson and Russell Wilson competing for the QB Spot. Eventually they found they’re guy in Russell Wilson.
THE SKINNY: I think it’s a great idea for the Jets to bring quality guys to unseat Sanchez next season, or at least make a competitor out of him. I believe bringing in guys that can compete at the right price like Nick Foles or a savvy veteran like a David Garrard makes sense. You could also draft a QB in the mid rounds to come in and compete as well. The idea is to bring in guys to compete without having too much money tied up in the QB position. We already know Sanchez is getting paid no matter what, but it doesn’t mean that the guy who takes his job has to.