Lance Kendricks

Bob Brookover's NFL Report

Chip Kelly said he did not want to trade Nick Foles after he traded him. Foles said he loved Philadelphia and was thankful for his time in the city after he landed in St. Louis. What we had, if we can believe the two men, was an amicable separation handled maturely by both sides.

It may be true that Kelly did not want to trade Foles. Perhaps he wanted Sam Bradford to come in and compete with Foles for the No. 1 job. But the fact that the coach/personnel director was also willing to surrender higher draft picks than the ones he received in return from the Rams speaks volumes about which quarterback he thinks is better.

The deal, of course, is going to be scrutinized...