Can Newly Anointed Franchise QB Nick Foles Take The Next Step For Philadelphia Eagles?

By Ryan Wenzell
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Nick Foles had a breakout season. There is a reason why the second-year man will be sipping on drinks and playing in the Pro Bowl in Hawaii next Sunday: He deserves it.

Foles vigorously worked on his craft in the offseason. He wanted to get better at a little bit of everything from footwork and mobility in the pocket to accuracy on deep throws. The hard work for the second-year QB paid off in a big way. Foles took over the reigns as the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles and finished the season with mind-blowing numbers. He had the third highest quarterback rating of all time at 119.3 and tied an all-time record with seven touchdowns in one game.

He finished with 27 touchdown passes to an astounding two interceptions. That is an historic stat in terms of touchdown to interception ratio. Remember, Michael Vick started off the season at quarterback, so those 27 touchdowns came in roughly 11 games.

Foles proved he can be a franchise quarterback. He has the goods to win games and put points up on the board. The question is can he take the next step? Can this kid be a Super Bowl winning quarterback and take home the hardware that this city so craves?

I am saying yes. He reminds me of Joe Flacco in a way except he may be more athletic and have more overall passing skill. Foles is calm and composed even under pressure. Nothing seems to faze him. He also doesn’t have a selfish bone in his body. All the glory goes to his coaches and teammates even when he has individual success. He is a true team player in a sport filled with individuals.

This kid’s future is bright. As long as he keeps his nose in the playbook and continues to improve each and every offseason it looks like Philadelphia has a special quarterback on their hands.

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