Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Quarterbacks Chip Kelly Could Target in Late Rounds

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Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Quarterbacks Chip Kelly Could Target in Late Rounds
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The Philadelphia Eagles surprised the NFL with a tremendous season in their first year under Chip Kelly, winning 10 games while setting franchise records in both points scored and total yards gained. The biggest improvement belonged to second-year quarterback Nick Foles, who emerged as a potential franchise signal-caller in an offense that maximized his assets.

Foles’ 27 touchdowns and two interceptions put him in elite company in the history of the league; yet there still remains speculation that the Eagles will pick a quarterback in the draft. They may even target one early in the draft, especially after reports surfaced that Philadelphia met with Texas A&M first-round prospect Johnny Manziel at the NFL Scouting Combine from Peter King of Sports Illustrated (h/t Elliott Shorr-Parks of

It’s doubtful the Eagles will take Manziel, barring a draft-day fall on Manziel’s part, a la Brady Quinn in 2007. But Kelly is a quarterback guru, and there’s a good chance he will still pick a quarterback somewhere in the seven rounds. Michael Vick is expected to leave via free agency, which means only Matt Barkley returns as a backup.

Kelly may target a developmental quarterback, one with a potentially high upside but also serious flaws that need mentoring. The following five quarterbacks could be late-round targets for Kelly.

*All Scouting Combine numbers are per


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