Originally posted on Optimum Scouting  |  Last updated 7/28/13
In the first practice at Lincoln Financial Field and in front of a couple thousand fans, the Eagles quarterbacks didn’t relish in the opportunity to take control of a competition that likely will linger for some time. With Nick Foles aiming to beat out Michael Vick, rookie Matt Barkley getting serious reps in the now three way battle, and the option-reads and footwork being new to four of the five on-roster quarterbacks, it was expected to be a fun battle to watch. But after day one for myself, the quarterback battle may be less of a competition and more of a “pick your poison”. After watching Nick Foles’s career at Arizona and seeing him up close at the 2012 Senior Bowl, I didn’t give glowing reviews on his scouting report. Among other issues, his upper and lower half of his body never seemed in sync, and unless he was utilizing a timing based offense, he struggled to progress at an NFL level. Today, however, I noticed a more smooth, athletic looking drop back from Foles,
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