Starting Role For Philadelphia Eagles Belongs to Nick Foles

By Bob Francis
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It has been recently speculated that Michael Vick re-tore his hamstring and may not be available until very late in the season. Regardless, with the recent consistent play of Nick Foles, the Philadelphia Eagles would be crazy to bring Vick back to anywhere but the sideline. Foles has taken advantage of the opportunity to start in the absence of Vick and he can now rightfully lay claim to the starting role in Philadelphia.

After his disastrous performance against the Dallas Cowboys when the Eagles had the chance to take over sole possession of first place in the NFC East, questions about Foles’ ability began to surface. Since then, he has been lights-out. Running up a quarterback rating of 132.5 and reaching NFL records in two consecutive weeks, Foles has shown that he can be a successful starter.

However, the records and wins aren’t the real story. Foles has rejuvenated the Philadelphia offense after they had fallen into a scoreless tailspin. Now, the ball is spread around to multiple receivers each week and players who were once invisible are playing key roles in the Eagles’ success. Foles has made football relevant in the City of Brotherly Love once again by returning them to a deadlock atop the division.

Producing a home victory would cap an amazing run for Foles and the Eagles leading up to the bye week and setting up a whirlwind of a final run.

At this point for Philadelphia, they should complete the season behind Foles and allow him to prove whether he can be the quarterback of the future or not. Although no long-term decisions will be made, he sure looks like a viable option going forward based on his current performance.

Bob Francis is a Philadelphia Eagles contributor for  Follow him on Twitter @rfrancisjr, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google


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