What can you say about Nick Foles? He stood out again, this time among the best of the NFL in the Pro Bowl. Foles took home the offensive MVP as he was nearly flawless when he was in the game with a quarterback rating of 130.
Unlike every other quarterback in the game, he made no mistakes, which sounds just like Foles. He rarely turns the football over and leads his team on offense. It’s time to acknowledge that this kid is the real deal. Not only is he the real deal, but he is a rising young star at the quarterback position.
Truth be told, the Philadelphia Eagles haven’t had stability at the quarterback position since Donovan McNabb. That’s a long time, folks. They have finally found it in Foles — he is a classic, drop-back passer who gets it done in the pocket.
While many think the league is moving towards dual-threat quarterbacks who can do a bit of everything, the truth is that pocket passers are historically the type of QBs that win Super Bowls. Foles is exactly that. If the Eagles surround him with a few more weapons (perhaps a big red zone target), there is no telling how productive Foles could be.
Fans know he just had the season of a lifetime. He is determined to build on that in the offseason. There are some things he wants to work on, such as getting the ball out quicker and not always taking a sack. However, the fact is that he is only 24. He has time to improve his craft and lots of it. The Eagles may have found a great one.