Coach Chip Kelly almost never publicly praises Foles, not a good sign for the QB, all things being equal.
By Michael McCarthy
As he does almost daily, Mark Eckel of the Trenton Times shows why he is the best-wired writer covering the Eagles.
Yesterday, he posted a piece about Nick Foles:
According to people with knowledge of the Eagles’ plans, Foles’ long-term future was in doubt even before the injury.
Foles’ play during the first half of this 2014 season in stark contrast to his Pro Bowl season of 2013 has “soured” some in the organization, including general manager Howie Roseman, according to sources.
In 10 starts in 2013 Foles threw 27 touchdown passes to just two interceptions, completed 64 percent of his passes and had a league-high quarterback rating of 119.2. This season, in eight starts Foles has thrown 13 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions and has a quarterback rating of 81.9.
“I think Howie is looking at quarterbacks,” a league source told NJ.com. “He’s kind of soured on Foles, and I don’t think he’s alone. The organization isn’t sold that he’s the guy going forward.”
Keep in mind the people who wanted Foles in that 2012 draft are no longer with the team, one is the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs and the other is the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets.
As previously reported by NJ Advance Media, Roseman and his scouts preferred Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins over Foles during the 2012 draft, but that then head coach Andy Reid, and with the recommendation of offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, insisted on Foles. Cousins went the next day to the Washington Redskins early in the fourth round.