QB Nick Foles - Philadelphia Eagles
|6-5, 243||Born: 1-20-1989||College: Arizona||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2012|
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General News (Mon Jan 21): could receive interest from the Denver Broncos this offseason, in the opinion of 9News.com's Mike Klis.
Week 21: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Nick Foles's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 19 vs NO (18 / 31 / 201 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 0 / 1 rush)
Foles got off to an electric start, posting a 14-point first-quarter lead in New Orleans. However, the Saints defense tightened and each window shrunk for Nick Foles over the final three quarters, holding Philadelphia scoreless. Foles underthrew one of his interceptions, a deep contested target to Zach Ertz. His other turnover, however, was an overt game-altering drop by Alshon Jeffery in the closing minutes to end the Eagles' season. Foles' best throws were floating passes into small windows, giving his targets a chance to make a play. Foles also added a Drew Brees-like goal line sneak touchdown, stretching the ball over the goal line. Foles has an option on his contract for 2019, but with the Eagles' cap situation, rostering both Foles and Carson Wentz is a tricky on-paper endeavor for team building. Foles has resurrected his career between the last two postseasons for future starting opportunities, in Philadelphia or not.
2018 Week 18 vs CHI (25 / 40 / 266 / 2 / 2 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Foles found his postseason magic in the wildcard win at Chicago. Foles had two regrettable throws, both interceptions into tight coverage, but otherwise played a smart game including a host of clutch deliveries. Foles was at his best with intermediate and deep passes against the Bears, especially showing outstanding touch on a 25-yard floating pass to Golden Tate on a third down. Foles' made multiple plus throws on the ultimate game-winning touchdown drive in the closing minutes, including the fourth-and-goal out route to Tate at the pylon.
2018 Week 17 vs WAS (28 / 33 / 221 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
After a couple of errant early throws, including an interception and near turnover on another deep pass, Foles turned white hot against Washington with 25 straight completions and a comfortable victory. Foles converted two short-yardage sneaks on his rushing docket and his passing performance was highlighted by a perfect over-the-shoulder connection to Alshon Jeffery on third down. Foles faced a toothless opponents this week with minimal scoreboard pressure all game, but heads into the postseason with a preseason-like tune-up under his belt.
2018 Week 16 vs HOU (35 / 49 / 471 / 4 / 1 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
Without much of a run game, Foles put the Eagles offensive on his shoulders with 49 passes and more than 450 yards in the critical home win over Houston. Foles had two turnovers, including an ugly interception and losing a fumble near his own end zone. However, Foles was at his best in the closing minutes with a perfect deep throw to Nelson Agholor for a long touchdown in a tie game and on-point to Alshon Jeffery down the seam, absorbing a huge hit in the process. Foles missed time from the hit but returned to complete the comeback drive and game-winning drive.
2018 Week 15 vs LAR (24 / 31 / 270 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
Foles is back leading the Eagles offense with Carson Wentz's latest injury. Foles not only filled in admirably but was a driving force behind the Eagles' road win against the Rams. Foles was bold in his decision making and connected on critical downfield passes. Foles was not without his mistakes, however, adding a momentum-shifting interception in the fourth quarter to allow the Rams back in the game and nearly throwing two other interceptions earlier in the game. Foles also overthrew Zach Ertz on a wide open touchdown opportunity. Foles showed a quality rapport with Alshon Jeffery as more than half of Foles' yardage was through Jeffery and Foles had a bold confidence in targeting Jeffery in contested situations.
2018 Week 2 vs TB (35 / 48 / 334 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 8 / 0 rush)
In what set up as a get well game against the Buccaneers on paper turned into a road loss despite the Eagles' offense playing better than a week ago. Foles took a number of hits in the first half, both as a passer and uncharacteristically as a runner. Foles added a third down scramble, absorbing a huge hit to convert. Despite being down by 20 points by the mid-third quarter, Foles had highlight throws already in the game, including a deep out to Nelson Agholor on third-and-long and a Zach Ertz high-point play late in the first half. In overall trend was facing too many long-yardage situations and lacking a run game presence as the deficit extended in the second half. Foles was a contributing factor to the comeback, however, with extending plays for big gains. Specifically, Foles eluded pressure and found ancillary tight end Joshua Perkins deep to move into field goal range and later a highlight reel throw-and-catch to Nelson Agholor on a well-covered corner route on fourth-and-goal in the end zone for the Eagles to stay in the game. After a concerning Week 1, Nick Foles rebounded with a solid game, his last before Carson Wentz returns to the lineup.
2018 Week 1 vs ATL (19 / 34 / 117 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
With Carson Wentz still recovering from his knee injury, Nick Foles drew the start to open the Eagles' season against Atlanta. There was a clear game plan for conservative play calling. It was a clunky start for Foles and the passing game with two empty drives including a bobbled snap which thwarted a third down attempt. Without Alshon Jeffery, an occasional deep shot to Mike Wallace was the lone opportunity down the field for Foles. In terms of accuracy, Foles was off-target often this week, highlighted by missing a wide open Zach Ertz on a third down out route and being late on a deep crossing route, which should have been an interception if not for a drop from the defensive back. Foles highlight recalled a moment from their Super Bowl victory, the 'Philly Special', as Foles caught a third down pass from Nelson Agholor on a reverse to convert.
Latest NewsEagles | Nick Foles could be tagged? (Wed Jan 23, 01:36 AM) - Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles would be eligible to be franchise or transition tagged and then traded if the team decides not to pick up his option, which ESPN's Chris Mortensen believes is a possibility as doing so would allow the Eagles to influence Foles' destination. link to story Broncos | Denver to look at Joe Flacco, Nick Foles? (Sat Jan 19, 01:42 PM) - Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco and Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles could receive interest from the Denver Broncos this offseason, in the opinion of 9News.com's Mike Klis. Our View: The Broncos now know that Case Keenum is not the long-term answer at the quarterback position. GM John Elway does not want to rebuild, so that means competing in arguably the toughest division in football the AFC West. Flacco has a big arm and could work in Rich Scangarello's Shanahan-like system...like he did under Gary Kubiak in 2014. Foles, a favorite of the Broncos brass dating back to his days in college, could find himself in the Mile High City to take over as the starter. Either move would likely mean the team moves on from Keenum.
link to story Eagles | Dates looming on Nick Foles decision (Fri Jan 18, 01:05 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles might have played his last game with the Eagles, and the first key date in that process arrives Feb. 10 -- one month before the start of the new league year -- when the Eagles must decide if they're going to pick up Foles' $20 million contract option for 2019. If so, Foles has five days to decide if he wants to void the option. Our View: There's going to be a market for Foles once teams figure out what he could possibly had for. The speculation remains that the Eagles will tag and trade Foles. We'll see if that can happen or if Foles opts out. Stay tuned....and look for a team like Jacksonville to make a move for the veteran passer.
link to story Jaguars | Jacksonville could pursue Nick Foles (Wed Jan 16, 03:00 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is expected to be of interest to the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason. Our View: This moves makes a lot of sense for both sides. First, they need to find an upgrade over Blake Bortles which Foles could provide. Second, Jaguars new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo is already familiar and connected with Foles as he served as the Eagles offensive coordinator from 2016 to 2017.
link to story Eagles | Nick Foles a Philly favorite (Tue Jan 15, 01:14 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is a player the team would like to have return even though Foles can buy out of the final year of his contract if the Eagles pick up his 2019 option. 'We would love to keep Nick Foles,' Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the team's year-end news conference. 'You talk about a guy we've drafted here and grown incredibly close with. Certainly, as we go into the substance of those discussions, no question ... we'd love to keep him.' Our View: It's going to be an interesting offseason for the Eagles due to this Foles situation. Some out there believe they'll be able to tag and trade Foles in an effort to get something for him and not lose him with nothing in return. We'll see what happens with Foles but one thing is clear; the team wants Carson Wentz as their starting quarterback.
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