Nick Foles, QB, Eagles
|QB - #34||PHI||Active||3 years||25||6'6||243||@NFoles8|
2013 Outlook:Last updated on Sep-02-2013 by Ben Standig
Update: Vick has been named the starter, but keep Foles' name on speed-dial because we all know Vick likes to dive head first into defenders. In Chip Kelly's offense, Foles, who will go undrafted in your draft, will eventually be one of the hot waiver wire pickups of the season.
It's not often the drafting of a quarterback is considered a good thing for a not-so established QB already on the roster. Nick Foles' tale might be another story. Selected in 2012 for Andy Reid's West Coast offense, the large and not terribly athletic passer didn't appear to be a great fit for Chip Kelly's read-and react attack (which in college deployed fleet-of-foot players at quarterback). You know, someone like Michael Vick. Then a strange thing happened: the Eagles drafted Matt Barkley, another pocket passer nobody would pick to win a foot race. The selection indicated Kelly's openness to different options. Ultimately, he wants a quick thinker more than a quick mover. Some reports have Foles in the lead over Vick entering camp. Should he be named the starter, Foles would land somewhere in the 19-25 QB range, but as with most Eagles this season, his value could fluctuate greatly depending on how quickly Kelly's system takes off.
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