By Jack Ryan
If you’re on the ledge of your apartment building about ready to jump because Eagles QB Carson Wentz is out, probably for the season, with a knee injury, the Birds players don’t agree:
“Nick’s a good quarterback,” Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson said of back-up Nick Foles. “People forget the year he had a few years ago. That guy works his tail off. I was confident that whenever he had to come into a game he’d be fine. We’re very confident. Nick’s had success in this league. You’ve seen what he can do. I think he has a chip in his shoulder. He’s been working his tail off all year, now that we’re in a situation where we need him, he’s prepared.”
Foles’ career record is 20-16 with a TD-to-pick ratio of 56-20-27 in five-plus NFL seasons. He completed 60 percent of his passes in relief of Wentz in the second half of yesterday’s game while leading two scoring drives.
“We’re very confident with whoever is under center,” Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery said. “We’re ready to roll with him, and make it happen.”
“Whoever is back there at quarterback, I’m 100 percent and very confident, we all just have to elevate our games,” Eagles safety Rodney McLeod said. “Because, coming down the stretch, a lot of teams are playing well. We want to get a first round bye. We have to elevate our game, and get better as a team as we head into the postseason.”