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San Francisco 49ers HC Chip Kelly Plays Down Reunion With QB Nick Foles

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A Kelly-Foles pairing in the Bay? Not so fast...

Former Philadelphia Head Coach Chip Kelly and QB Nick Foles
Former Philadelphia Head Coach Chip Kelly and QB Nick Foles
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I’m a big fan of Nick [Foles], but right now, our eggs are in [Colin Kaepernick] and Blaine [Gabbert]’s basket. We’re going to see what those guys can do and we’re very confident in both those guys. That’s really got nothing to do with Nick, but it’s got a lot to do with Blaine and Kap in giving them an ample shot at being the quarterback.

That’s San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Chip Kelly putting down a potential reunion with QB Nick Foles on KNBR 680-AM in San Fran this morning.

Foles was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012, Andy Reid’s final season as head coach. Kelly took over in Philly the next season giving Foles the starting job midseason as he led the Eagles to a 10-6 record and a postseason berth (they would lose in the Wild Card Round). Foles finished 2013 with nearly 3,000 passing yards, 27 TDs and just two interceptions in his 10 starts. Foles was injured halfway through the 2014 season, but having led the Eagles out to a 6-2 start, they crept to another 10-6 finish, though it wasn’t enough to get them in the playoffs.

Foles was released by the Rams last week. He went 15-9 in Philadelphia in 24 starts throwing for more than 280 yards per start. He went 4-7 in his 11 starts in St. Louis throwing for less than 190 yards per start.

Kelly was fired after Week 16 of the Eagles’ 2015 season. He left after nearly three seasons during which the Eagles went 26-21.

Since being hired in 2012, Jeff Fisher has led the Rams to a 27-36-1 record.