Chiefs Coach Andy Reid suggested that quarterback Nick Foles, acquired on Friday, would play in the preseason opener on Saturday.
“Normally, I try to get everyone in the game some way,” Reid said Sunday. “I just have to make sure he’s got it down. Everything he is doing right now is new to him for this team.
Foles started six games for Reid’s Eagles team as a rookie in 2012. Also on that Philadelphia staff was current Chiefs co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy.
The Chiefs open the preseason against the Seahawks at Arrowhead Stadium.
“There’s a little bit of carryover, but we’ve put a lot of new stuff in since he’s been with us,” Reid said of Foles. “But it’s good to get him there and working. He’s churning through all the formation stuff that we’re putting in.”
As for Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray, reserve quarterbacks who haven’t appeared in an NFL regular season game, Reid said they’re doing all they can do. It’s unlikely the Chiefs will carry five quarterbacks, along with starter Alex Smith and rookie draft pick Kevin Hogan.
“They just come out and play,” Reid said. “Murray had a tremendous day yesterday and made some nice plays today. I don’t think it’s affected him. Tyler’s the same way. He’s slinging it down the field, trying to make plays.”