Ron Jaworski is doing some writing for ESPN Insider on teams that are looking for QBs. In his section on the Cardinals, he mentions Nick Foles as a possible trade target.
“In my opinion, Foles doesn’t seem to fit what new coach Chip Kelly wants to run offensively in Philadelphia. I believe Foles will be on the trading block, and I think he has some big upside for teams that will ante up. While he’s not the mobile QB Kelly may require for his schemes, in a more typical NFL offense that doesn’t require the threat of a run from the QB, I believe Foles can be very effective. He’s got a strong arm and can make all the throws. He needs some work, but if a team wants to make him their guy and put the time into developing him, they’re going to get a good young QB.”
If the Cards could draft an OT at #7 and then trade for a QB, that would be optimal. There is some speculation that the Cardinals are hoping the Raiders release veteran Carson Palmer.
Would the Cards really trade for another Eagles QB? Hard to say. This is a new coach and GM out there.
I still think the tricky part is compenstation. I’m not dealing Foles for just a 3rd rounder. Is there any way the Cards would give up a 2nd? That’s possible if they look at the current crop of draft prospects and don’t see anyone to like. Or maybe the Cards give you a 3rd and something else. Too many possibilities to cover them all.
Remember, this is just me speculating about Jaws speculating about what the Cards might or might not do. How’s that for a sure thing?