Nick Foles was named NFC player of the week after a great performance over a solid Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. Foles finished with 296 yards passing, four total touchdowns, and a 133 passer rating against a team that had previously allowed five touchdowns over five weeks, including shutting down the likes of Drew Brees and Tom Brady.
A pretty impressive feat for Foles indeed. This is the second straight week an Eagle has been named the NFC player of the week after DeSean Jackson won the honors last week for his performance against the New York Giants.
What has stood out about Foles is his performance in one critical area: The red zone. His 6-foot-6 stature and solid arm strength helps him see the field and make all the throws, especially when everything gets tight and there isn’t much separation from defenders in the red zone.
The Eagles have a huge game coming up against the Dallas Cowboys. If Foles lights it up once again on Sunday and more importantly the Eagles win and vault themselves into first place, how do you possibly go back to Michael Vick? The answer is you don’t.
Foles is playing at a lights out level right now. He is completely locked in. He hasn’t turned the ball over once either, which is very impressive and one of the critical traits Chip Kelly wants in a quarterback. I see it as Foles’ job to lose right now.
The offense is performing at an all-time high level under Foles, and if that doesn’t change after Sunday neither should the quarterback position.