Nick Foles had one heck of a 2013 campaign. He had the third-highest passer rating in the history of the league. His touchdown-to-interceptions ratio of 27-2 was astronomical. What is even more impressive is he did all this while getting limited reps as the starter until Michael Vick got hurt. Imagine what this kid could do with a full offseason and training camp under his belt? The future looks awful bright for the 24-year old.
The question is what is Foles’ upside? Is he capable of being the face of a franchise and someone who can carry a team on his back to a Super Bowl victory? While we may not have the definitive answer on either of those questions, we saw enough glimpses of what he could be to know the talent is certainly in there.
Foles is the kind of quarterback who could carry a team but works best with a complete squad. Look at Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. He hardly lit it up in the big game, yet the Seahawks put forth a beatdown of the Denver Broncos thanks in large part to that suffocating defense.
That’s the area the Philadelphia Eagles need to improve on the most. Foles and the offense looked deadly for large chunks of the season. They moved the ball up and down the football field. Many times, especially in the playoffs, their defense left them out to dry.
Foles is the man for the job. As long as the Eagles make a conscious effort to fix their defense and continue to surround him with some solid young playmakers, there is no limit on how far this young man can take them.