From an individual standpoint, the play of rookie quarterback Nick Foles was definitely one of the highlights in the Eagles' first preseason game last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Drafted in the third round out of Arizona, Foles completed six of his ten passes for 144 yards and two touchdown passes. With Mike Kafka out recently with a broken hand, head coach Andy Reid has expressed his thoughts about Foles' play this summer.
"I think what you look at with any rookie is, are they getting better every day?" said Reid. "He seems to be doing that and is more comfortable. We've got a load of plays in for him and he's able to recite those properly. Now it is just making sure he's got everybody down and that comes with reps but I would tell you we knew he was smart coming in and he hasn't disappointed us in that area."
History has shown that Reid knows how to get the most out of his quarterbacks while they are in Philadelphia, and he knows how to get the best possible return when he ends up trading those players. Donovan McNabb netted a second and a fourth-round draft pick, Kevin Kolb was traded for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round draft pick, and A.J. Feeley was traded for a second-round draft pick.
Michael Vick has had his ups and downs with the team in his three seasons with the Eagles, but when he is on his game he can take over a game by himself. Only time will tell if Foles is a long-term option to be a future starter with this team or if he will be another quarterback traded by Reid, but in the meantime sit back and watch a good, young player develop as he tries to live the dream of being a starting quarterback in the National Football League.
The Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Monday, August 20th. The game begins at 8:00 PM EST and will be on ESPN in a Monday Night Football broadcast.
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