Nick Foles has simply been playing lights out this season. His 19 touchdowns to zero interceptions are one away from tying the great Peyton Manning for the all-time record for most touchdowns without an interception.
If the season ended today his passer rating would also be the highest ever in a regular season breaking Aaron Rodgers‘ mark set a few seasons back. Foles is in rare company thanks to his play which gives you a taste of just how brilliant Foles has been on the field this season.
The real question is should Foles be in the MVP conversation? The answer is 100 percent yes
If Foles finishes the season with say 27 or 28 touchdown passes and say he even makes a few mistakes and finishes with two or three interceptions how can he not be not only in the conversation but a real candidate to take home the award?
The numbers he is putting up right now are out of this world. He is setting records with his play. He has also led the Philadelphia Eagles into playoff contention which is a major plus when grading a player’s value to his team.
Foles really worked on his craft this offseason. He looks more athletic and much more decisive in the pocket. He has also been more durable and consistent in the offense.
Many think Manning is a shoo-in for the award. While that may be the case as he is putting up monster numbers, I wouldn’t dismiss Foles just yet. If he does the unthinkable and finishes off the season without throwing a single interception, breaking Manning’s record in the process, it should be Foles and not Manning who takes home the ultimate hardware.