As if losing five-straight games wasn’t already enough to deal with, the Philadelphia Eagles will have to adjust to life without Michael Vick–who suffered a concussion in Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys–for at least one week as Nick Foles will start on Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Despite going through the type of mistakes most teams would expect from rookies in their first game, Foles displayed a decent performance against the Cowboys on Sunday by completing 22 of 32 passes for 219 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
The good thing about Sunday’s start–Foles could not have asked for a better situation than having his first start against a Redskins team that ranks 30th when it comes to stopping the pass.
They may not have played like it over the last five weeks, but on paper, the Eagles have one of the most talented offenses in football with weapons consisting of LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, and Jeremy Maclin. With this in mind, there’s no reason why Foles should have trouble helping Philadelphia put up points on the board if he had what it takes to be a quarterback in the NFL.
Obviously, Philadelphia is going to have to be patient with their rookie quarterback before he has any chance of playing at the high level they hope he can reach, but Foles did show potential at times during Sunday’s game against the Cowboys. Plus, if Foles does end up being the quarterback of the future for the Eagles–gaining experience as a rookie will only help him more in the long run.
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