Originally posted on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 8/29/12

Nick Foles has impressed Eagles fans and coaches.

The Eagles last preseason game against the Jets will not feature many, if any stars and normally I avoid these games. But this year is different from most years as we could be seeing the future of the Eagles at quarterback. After seeing VERY little of Michael Vick this preseason due to injuries, Nick Foles has seen far more time behind center then planned. As we all know Foles has made the most of his time on the field. His performances have also sparked the latest “quarterback controversy” in Philadelphia. Andy Reid recently remarked that Foles has a nice future in Philadelphia and in a couple of years…Michael Vick is Reid’s quarterback end of controversy?????

What has many of us concerned is the obvious, Vick has shown he is injury prone. Which is why the fans, have anointed Nick Foles his successor. Based off his preseason, why not? Let’s face it Eagles history shows us that second-hand quarterbacks will not take you far. Since the Eagles drafted Randall Cunningham, they have had one legit star at quarterback, Donovan McNabb and as we know he was also drafted.(promptly booed too) Outside of McNabb and Cunningham the Eagles have had plenty of recycled quarterbacks, Jim McMahon, Bubby Brister, Ken O’Brien, Jeff Kemp, Rodney Peete, Doug Pederson, Jeff Garcia and now Michael Vick. In listing all of these quarterbacks and considering their contributions to Eagles victories and post-season appearances, McNabb and Cunningham stand out as Eagles quarterback successes, the rest, well not so much.

So when we hear the arguments that Foles is not ready and he’s only a rookie consider Eagles history. Cunningham who was trotted out on the field when it was third and forever by Buddy Ryan and McNabb who was in by week 10 of his rookie season. Both struggled and both became very good quarterbacks in the NFL. If and I will repeat IF, Michael Vick goes down and misses time, Nick Foles needs to be our guy. Yes he will struggle just like McNabb and Cunningham but I would rather see him get the experience and possibly become the quarterback of the Eagles for the next ten years. If not we could be in for more quarterbacks like the ones on the list, we will just need to add Trent Edwards.Similar Posts:

  • Nick Foles Gets a Chance Against 1st Stringers
  • Is Mike Kafka the Odd Man Out for Eagles?
  • Nick Foles replaces injured Michael Vick leads team to victory
  • Nick Foles Impresses Eagles Fans in Debut
  • Philadelphia Eagles Have Plenty to Work On and Plenty to Prove

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Islanders looking at locations to build new arena

Top five takeaways from this year's NBA Summer League

NCAA rules that hanging out with hip-hop star Drake is violation

WATCH: Justin Bieber arm wrestle Sixers center Joel Embiid

RUMOR: Celtics sign Green, Zeller and two others to contract deals


Kevin Durant Thunder jerseys going for less than 50 cents in OKC

Why are Saints holding out on contract talks with Drew Brees?

Jay Gruden gives out primo parking spots to hard-working players

Report: Colts' Jones suspended four games for PED use

Report: Royals have interest in Nick Markakis

Ezekiel Elliott domestic violence 911 call released

Aussie Rules Football player accidentally kicks, breaks own leg

Former Arkansas football assistant trolls Bobby Petrino on social media

Could Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw's injury hinder trade talks?

Spurs strike a new deal with NBA stalwart Manu Ginobli

George makes return to Team USA following leg injury

Why the Clippers shouldn't break up their big three

White Sox pay homage to Bo Jackson’s bat-breaking skills with bobblehead

Orioles affiliate pay tribute to David Bowie on their jerseys

Report: Rangers pushing trade efforts for Sale

Russell Martin day-to-day after sauna-related mishap

Celtics reportedly unwilling to give up much for Jahlil Okafor

Report: Jay Bruce drawing trade interest

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

WATCH: NBA jersey sponsors that need to happen

Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

WATCH: Pop & Timmy have a guys' night out

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker