3: round Foles was drafted in. Originally an after thought to the other 31 teams, all of whom had a chance to draft Foles, the Eagles finally realized that he would be of great. Romo supporters will say "Third round? And you expect this guy to ever be good?" This is quite easy to counter argue, almost as easy as it is for Romo to throw an interception. You can respond by bringing up prior examples, like mentioning that Tom Brady was a sixth round pick and won 3 super bowls; Foles was drafted twice as quickly, so he is obviously on pace to win 6 super bowls. Or you can respond by mentioning that the Cowboys have put all of their faith in a quarterback who not only wasn't good enough to be drafted, but didn't attempt an NFL pass until he was 26 years old. He didn't complete a pass until he was old enough to be kicked off his parents' medical coverage. That's adult speak for "He was pretty old by the time he started playing."
2: number of interceptions Foles has thrown this ENTIRE season. You know what 2 interceptions is referred to in Dallas? A pretty decent first quarter.
25: number of touchdowns thrown this year by Nick Foles, and only in 12 games played too. If he was named the original starter from Week 1, he would have thrown for close to 33 TDs, assuming he stayed on this pace.
4: in a Bleacher Report article posted today by Jasper Scherer, the 2013 NFL MVP race was discussed and Foles found himself in 4th place on the list. Foles has not only earned the respect of Philadelphians ( which is an incredibly difficult task on its own), but he has earned respect on the national circuit as well. Chip Kelly had faith that his system would work if they found the right QB, and Foles has been about as perfect a fit as Chip could have asked for.
8: The Eagles have won 8 of their 9 games this season when Foles was the leading passer in the game for them, with the only loss coming against Minnesota two weeks ago. Their only other win this entire season without Foles was Week 1 against the Redskins. To say that Foles has been a key to the Eagles winning this season would be the understatement of the year. Foles was named the starter Week 5, and the Eagles have only lost to the Vikings, the Cowboys Week 6 and the Giants Week 7. Barkley was the leading passer in the divisional losses to the Cowboys and Giants. When Foles plays well, the Eagles win.
24: Foles' age. Even though he would be the oldest person on the BSB staff, Foles is still pretty young in terms of the NFL. It's just his second season too. Usually, it takes a player a couple of years to get used to the grind of the daily NFL schedule and players make a leap in year 3 or 4 if they are poised to become Pro-Bowlers. However, Foles has made an incredible case for the Pro-Bowl in just his second season. The future is bright for this young man, and the future is just as bright for the Eagles if they decide to make Foles their franchise QB.
By: Dan Goggin