NFL Free agency Getting Trumped by Trades

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Nov 2, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) attempts a pass during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Fox Sports Alex Marvez tweeted that the Oregon Ducks are going to have Marcus Mariota work out for them privately after his pro day. The Titans pick No. 2 in the 2015 NFL Draft and if they like him, they’re not likely to make the trade. I’m not really sure what’s in Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly’s head but believe he may be conceding that he can’t get Mariota.

Bradford ran a form of the spread offense in college so he may be the next best thing to getting Mariota. Kelly is trying to revolutionize offensive football in the NFL so he needs a quarterback he can do that with. He’s building his defense with the acquisitions of inside linebacker Kiko Alonzo and corner Bryon Maxwell via free agency.

The St. Louis Rams, with the defense they have, may be a quarterback away from competing for the NFC West title. In 2013, Nick Foles has shown that he can be the kind of quarterback the Rams need. Sam Bradford, whom the Rams are traded for Foles, is the kind of quarterback they need but hasn’t been able to stay healthy.

Foles is coming off of an injury himself, trying to return to his 27 touchdown, three interception form. If he can get even half of it back, the Seattle Seahawks have no guarantee to win the NFC West. With that defense along with a running game and drafting a receiver, Foles could make the Rams a tough out.

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