PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – When Chip Kelly was the head coach at Oregon, he made a play for Johnny Manziel.
According to the MMQB’s Peter King, some rumors that Kelly may try to do that again with the Eagles are not true.
“I wouldn’t pass it along if the person who told me wasn’t smart and, to this point, reliable. But I just can’t see it, and I have someone who would know better than the rumor source telling me it absolutely won’t happen,” King writes. “Which seems smart to me, seeing that Nick Foles’ 27 touchdowns and two interceptions and 119.2 passer rating would be pretty damned foolish to throw out the window for Manziel. I just put it out there as an example of the kind of stuff that makes the rounds when so much of what happens at this time of year is designed to be a misdirection play.”
Foles set a record for the highest quarterback rating in a season in 2013.
Kelly recently attended Manziel’s pro day, and has been said to be interested in trading up to get Manziel, who will likely be a top ten pick.
“Coach Kelly said I was perfect for their system, and I knew I was going to accept as soon as they offered,” Manziel said three years ago.