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Chip Kelly not interested in adding Nick Foles

Aug 1, 2016 at 8:12 AM--


San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly was on KNBR 680-AM Monday morning and not only gave coffee advice, but also shared that he was not interested in adding Nick Foles to the team's quarterback competition.


Foles was released by the Los Angeles Rams on July 27. The Rams used the first overall selection in this year's draft to select their quarterback of the future and University of California alum Jared Goff after moving up in the first round.

"I'm a big fan of Nick, but right now, our eggs are in Kap and Blaine's basket," said Kelly during the interview on Monday morning, per Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group. "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."

Foles played for now 49ers head coach Kelly during his time in Philadelphia. In 2013, the most notable season of his career, Foles appeared in 13 games while starting 10 and completed 64 percent of his passes for 2,891 yards, 27 touchdowns, and just two interceptions. His 119.2 passer rating led the NFL that season and helped the Eagles to a 10-6 record, which was good enough to make the playoffs.

Since then, Foles' production has diminished during his 2014 season with the Eagles and his 2015 season with the Rams. Over those two seasons, his number of interceptions matched his number of touchdowns with 20 apiece. Foles was drafted out of Arizona by the Eagles in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

"If you have three guys in the mix, it gets really diluted, and now you're not going to get enough reps for anybody to make a determination on who the quarterback should be," added Kelly.

The 49ers, who held their first practice on Sunday morning, will continue evaluating who should start at quarterback. That job will go to either Colin Kaepernick or Blaine Gabbert.

49ers general manager Trent Baalke has control of the team's roster. Any roster decisions would ultimately end up with him.

No word yet on if Kelly is fine with more coffee in the afternoon or evening.

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