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QB Nick Foles - Philadelphia Eagles

6-5, 243Born: 1-20-1989College: ArizonaDrafted: Round 3

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General News (Tue Jan 30): will have registered the third-fewest starts (three) during the regular season of any quarterback to start under center in the ensuing Super Bowl. Retired Jeff Hostetler and Doug Williams, with two apiece, were the only other quarterbacks to have started fewer games during the season prior to their starts in the Super Bowl -- both went on to win.

General News (Wed Jan 24): said he did have X-Rays on his injured ribs but said the ribs are "great."

General News (Mon Jan 22): was seen leaving the X-ray room following the NFC Championship game, but he said he was "fine." It was later reported Foles had precautionary X-rays on his ribs, but the injury isn't considered serious.

Week 21: vs New England Patriots

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FBG says: Good matchup. Nick Foles has been a roller coaster this season as he looked extremely shaky heading into the playoffs but ultimately has been tremendous in the playoffs as he has completed over 75% of his passes in each of his two playoff games. The reason for this is that the Eagles have simplified the offense and have focused on shorter higher percentage passes to Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz, and the running backs in Corey Clement and Jay Ajayi. The Eagles have moved away from Nelson Agholor who was a primary receiver with Carson Wentz but has largely been a non-factor with Nick Foles outside of going back to his slot receiving role that he had last season. The Patriots secondary has been one that has struggled for most of the year as they allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks as they allowed 270 yards per game and 1.5 touchdowns per game. These numbers are a little bit skewed as teams who are behind ultimately are going to be forced to throw more, but the Patriots secondary is one that is not great as Eric Rowe out of the slot and Malcolm Butler have both struggled this season. The one area that the Patriots have been very strong at this season is against the tight end which could cause issues for the Eagles as they will likely rely on Zach Ertz in this game, but the Patriots create game plans to take the tight end out of the game as they did with Travis Kelce, Jared Cook, the Chargers tight ends, Charles Clay, Delanie Walker. They held all of these tight ends to under 50 yards as Patrick Chung and Devin McCourty have done a great job as linebackers matching up against these tight ends.

Recent Stats and Projections

17 vs DAL 19 4 11 39 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.05
19 vs ATL 67 23 30 246 0 0 5 -2 0 0 10.1
20 vs MIN 0 26 33 352 3 0 0 0 0 0 29.6
21 vs NE 75 28 43 373 3 1 0 0 0 0 35.75
21 vs NE PROJ-Dodds * 22 36 * * * 3 * * * *
21 vs NE PROJ-Tremblay * 23 37 * * * 5 * * * *
21 vs NE PROJ-Bloom * 22 34 * * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 20 vs MIN (26 / 33 / 352 / 3 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Foles executed the game plan perfectly as the Vikings seemingly were ok with allowing the quick slants all game which Foles patiently took for most of the first half only to beat the defense on double moves later in the game. The offensive line gave Foles all the time he needed in this game as he was very rarely under duress allowing for him to comfortably establish a rhythm.

2017 Week 19 vs ATL (23 / 30 / 246 / 0 / 0 pass, 5 / -2 / 0 rush)

Nick Foles was incredibly efficient in this game as the Falcons allowed him to throw underneath and Foles did not try to take on risks just taking high probability safe throws throughout this game. This was in large part due to Foles took a deep shot to Torrey Smith on the first play of the game and the ball fluttered but the Eagles were bailed out by a pass interference penalty. Foles' longest throw of the day was on a swing pass to Jay Ajayi. Overall, the Eagles will likely need more out of Foles in the coming weeks especially if the game script dictates that they fall behind, but the Eagles stuck to a game plan of keeping Foles in a game manager type role for this week. Eight of Foles' 23 completions were to running backs as the Eagles looked to take advantage of the Falcons weak spot all season which is defending the running backs catching the ball out of the backfield.

2017 Week 17 vs DAL (4 / 11 / 39 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

The struggles for Nick Foles continued as he was pulled after just 19 snaps. The Eagles would have loved to see Foles get back to his first start against the Giants where he looked tremendous, but unfortunately, that was not the case for the quarterback who looked very uncomfortable in the pocket completing just 4 of 11 passes and throwing an awful interception on a ball that was significantly under-thrown.

2017 Week 16 vs OAK (19 / 38 / 163 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)

Foles struggled in this game after having a tremendous first game as the starter. Foles just did not look comfortable from the start as he was erratic completing just 50% of his passes. Foles seemed to really be impacted by the wind in this game as it was a blustery game Monday night in Philadelphia. The issue for Foles is that he does not have the gunslinger mentality of Carson Wentz who would keep the defense honest by throwing deep balls to Nelson Agholor or Torrey Smith or utilize Alshon Jeffery's size and throw the ball up to him even when he was covered.

2017 Week 15 vs NYG (24 / 38 / 237 / 4 / 0 pass, 2 / 0 / 0 rush)

There were a lot of questions about how Foles would be able to fill in for Carson Wentz and he simply responded by throwing 4 touchdowns and not turning the ball over in a close game. Foles did not do anything overly spectacular, but he did find the open receiver and was comfortable checking the ball down when needed. The first touchdown came on a 3-yard post to Alshon Jeffery where he cut back across the field and tiptoed across the back line. The play was reviewed and upheld. The second touchdown was a 10-yard strike up the seam to Zach Ertz. Ertz had missed the previous week under concussion protocol and made his presence felt this week. Foles third touchdown came on a 13-yard pass to back up tight end Trey Burton, and his final was a beautiful slant route to Nelson Agholor. Foles did not try and push the ball down the field or do too much this week and it worked out in his favor. It will be interesting to see how he responds when they are down, and he needs to make the big play to come back. In the meantime, Foles did enough this week to calm the Philadelphia fans down for another week.

2017 Week 14 vs LAR (6 / 10 / 42 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)

While we were hoping not to have to mention Nick Foles' name except for maybe Week 17 when the Eagles rested their players, here we are. Foles came in during the fourth quarter and really was not asked to push the ball down the field as while he threw the ball 10 times he only had 4.2 yards per attempt. It's tough to get a grasp as far as how Foles will do in this offense due to a small sample size, but he was more of a game manager and leaned on the run when he came in this game.


Latest News

Eagles | Nick Foles receives $3 million bonus (Sun Mar 18, 06:57 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is due a $3 million roster bonus on Sunday, March 18.

Our View: The Eagles may not trade away Foles for a few reasons. First, he's playing at a cheap rate compared to other backup QBs...especially after winning Super Bowl 52 MVP. Second, the Eagles are best off keeping him if Carson Wentz gets slowed in his recovery from knee surgery. He's on track to play for Week 1, but keeping Foles gives them great insurance in case Wentz needs a bit more time.
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