CAN EAGLES FAN FAVE NICK FOLES SAVE THE JAGS?

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For one thing, he’s an obvious upgrade on Blake Bortles. That’s not saying much on its own, perhaps, but when you remember the Jags rode Bortles to within one game of a Super Bowl appearance not long ago (the same year Foles ended up there), all of a sudden mere competence sounds like something that could propel Jacksonville back into the playoff picture. Completion percentage and quarterback rating are by no means definitive indicators of QB hierarchies, but it’s amazing just how much better Foles has been at something as simple as completing passes over the last three years, albeit in a smaller sample size of starts:

PLAYER COMPLETION % SINCE 2016 PLAYOFF COMPLETION % QB RATING SINCE 2016
Blake Bortles 59.7 57.7 81.0
Nick Foles 66.7 68.1 92.8

Limited as his full-time starting resume may be, Foles has already accomplished far more than Bortles probably ever will when it comes to big-game performance, and if you don’t think that counts for something, try talking to the teams that have fallen victim to Foles’ magic — both in and outside of the playoffs — during the ex-Eagle’s career. Game-winning drives, for example, do not paint a full picture of a QB’s worth, but only Tim Tebow, of the Comeback Hall of Fame, has posted more clutch performances among QBs with a comparable ratio of starts and go-ahead scoring drives. Foles is a proven winner, whether you like it or not.

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