Nick Foles didn’t have much of a pedigree coming out of college. He was bypassed for almost three total rounds until the Philadelphia Eagles pounced on him near the end of the 2012 NFL Draft‘s third round.
Does any of this sound familiar? While a Foles to Tom Brady comparison may be a bit premature, Foles is showing positive signs that he is a franchise quarterback capable of carrying a team on his back. Foles is simply putting up historic numbers this season. His 16 touchdowns compared to zero interceptions is second all-time to the great Peyton Manning. He has the best passer rating in the league right now.
He is putting up mind-blowing numbers as a second year signal caller no less. It took Brady a while to get going in his career, but once he did he took off. Foles looks to be doing the same.
In the mold of Brady he is a pure pocket quarterback. While he has shown the ability to run and pick up chunks of yards he does most of his damage in the pocket. His big frame and big arm allow him to make all the throws.
Foles is putting the ball in the right places and not making any bad decisions out there. Earlier in the season Eagles fans, me included, were shouting from the roof tops for the Eagles to draft a franchise quarterback this offseason.
Not anymore. Foles is proving he can take the reigns as the face of a franchise and be a winning quarterback. He is just starting to show his potential in this offense, and the best is yet to come for the young signal caller. Could he be the next Brady? Time will tell, but this is certainly a good start.