The Washington Redskins have been unbelievably bad against rookie quarterbacks. Historically bad. Eight-losses-in-a-row bad.
They are the only NFL team to lose eight straight against rookie QBs since at least 1950, according to STATS.
Enter Nick Foles, the third-round pick from Arizona who is all but certain to make his first NFL start for the Philadelphia Eagles against the Redskins on Sunday.
''We haven't had great success against young guys,'' Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said. ''So if anybody in this locker room's not going out there treating this guy like he was an NFL starting quarterback, then they're crazy.''
The roll call of futility is mind-boggling. It began with a 25-22 loss to Vince Young and the Tennessee Titans on Oct. 15, 2006.
The Redskins have since lost to newbies Bruce Gradkowski (2006), Trent Edwards (2007), Joe Flacco (2008), Matthew Stafford (2009), Sam Bradford (2010), Cam Newton (2011) and Christian Ponder (2011). That's hardly an imposing list: On...