Aug 16, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Thad Lewis (9) throws the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 19-16. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles give former Buffalo Bills QB Thad Lewis a tryout

Chip Kelly is one of those coaches, like Jon Gruden before him, who just can’t resist the urge to add another quarterback to the mix.

Even though the Eagles already have Nick Foles, Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley, Kelly couldn’t pass up the chance to try out former Bills QB Thad Lewis.

The Bills were forced to use Lewis as a starter last season after E.J. Manuel went down, and expected Lewis to be in the mix for the backup job in 2014. But it didn’t work out for Thad and he was let go by Buffalo, who are going with Manuel and Kyle Orton as their no. 1 and 2 quarterbacks.

Why would Chip Kelly feel the need to kick the tires on Thad Lewis when he already seems well-stocked at quarterback? Like I said, he just can’t help himself.

Those QB gurus are always looking for the next project. Marc Trestman is the same way. They’re tinkerers. They love taking apart QBs and seeing if they can make them work better.

They’re kind of like your weird uncle who used to enjoy taking apart toasters for no reason. Unlike your weird uncle, these QB gurus actually know a few things about what they’re taking apart.

Your uncle never could get those toasters to work again after he took them apart. Eventually you had to put him in a home because you were afraid he would electrocute himself or burn his house down.

Chip Kelly probably won’t be put in a home, but you have to wonder about his fascination with Thad Lewis.

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