Philadelphia Eagles Should Let Nick Foles Play Out the Season

By Matt Shaner
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We’ve all had time to absorb Nick Foles‘ performance on Sunday.  He obviously has something against pirate-themed teams as he dominated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders this season. He put out a historic performance on Sunday against a defense that looked lost to answer a resurgent Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles.  This week he will face a much harder test against the Green Bay Packers, but at least it is a road game which should automatically give them some kind of a chance.

The only thing Foles is missing is consistency, and this should be his chance to put it on display.  The Eagles have two games left before the bye week and they need to keep Foles on the field.  If they were smart, they’d let him play out the season regardless of Michael Vick‘s health.

When Foles is on he plays better than Vick in his prime. He has a different skill-set and is more suited to run an offense predicated in getting the ball out quickly. This week the offensive line showed marked improvement and that made a huge difference.  If Foles has time and protection, he can shred a defense.

This is the time to see what you have, and if Foles is consistent enough to warrant the starting job next season it opens the door for the first round draft pick being used on defense.  If he is not he could at least be solid trade bait in what will be Kelly’s most important offseason.  This is Foles’ time to shine, and the Eagles should let him do it.

Matt Shaner is a Philadelphia Eagles writer for Follow him on Twitter @MDShanersports, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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