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Philadelphia Eagles Reportedly Interested in Syracuse Quarterback Ryan Nassib

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 29: Ryan Nassib #12 of the Syracuse Orang passes over Josh Francis #4 of the West Virginia Mountaineers in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium on December 29, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Bryn SwartzSenior Writer IIIJanuary 23, 2013

The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly met with Syrcause quarterback Ryan Nassib, according to a report from philly.com.

Nassib, 22, met with Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and general manager Howie Roseman for a brief interview on Monday night.

The young signal-caller described the meeting as "cool as hell," which is understandable given that the Philadelphia native has season tickets to Eagles games.

It makes sense for the Eagles to be interested in Nassib. He ran the West Coast offense in college, but said that he could also run Kelly's system as well.

With a new head coach, the Eagles are going to need a franchise quarterback to compete in an offensive-driven league.

Michael Vick, who turns 33 in June, is scheduled to make $16.9 million in 2013. He will likely be released with a $3 million cap hit.

Nick Foles, a third-round draft pick in 2012, had the usual ups and downs for a rookie. He lost five of his six starts, but tossed just five interceptions. He also didn't have the luxury of playing with a number of starters, including Jason Peters, Jason Kelce, Todd Herremans and at times, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Brent Celek.

The Eagles will have a lot of evaluating to do between now and the draft, when Kelly will look to turn around the franchise like Andy Reid did in 1999 when he selected Donovan McNabb with the second overall pick. 

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