Because of all of the effort and examination being poured into these predictions, the draft is a robust market that, in the aggregate, does a good job of sorting prospects from top to bottom.1 Yet despite so many people trying to “beat the market,” no single actor can do it consistently. Abnormal returns are likely due to luck, not skill. But that hasn’t stopped NFL executives from behaving with the confidence of traders.
"I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells
"Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese
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He became the best last year .............by a country mile..........there is no comparison between his accuracy and decision making and Eli's
The kid had an awesome year when he got in to play.. kudos to the eagles and their evolving offence.
Until the other 3 teams in the division do enough to supplant them in the " pleasant surprise " category... they deserve to get the credit.
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Josh McCown through 5 games was also great last year. Small sample size, but if you extrapolated his stats to a 10 game season (like Foles), he would have had the same TD to int numbers 26 tds to 2 ints, but like 500 more yards.
Josh McCown is a perennial backup QB; he didn't suddenly get better. He was just thrust into a system that worked with just about anyone under center.
I think the same could be said for Foles. I think Foles is legitimately better than say, Andy Dalton, but that's really all I'm willing to credit him for right now.
Why? Because he had an OL that gave him the most time to attempt a pass last season. He had Lesean McCoy as the defense's main focal point, and he had an offense that caught a lot of teams off guard.
But when you take away mccoy's run game through solid gap discipline and taking away the cut back by aligning your MIKE a little behind the play, the game is in a Foles hands. He's capable until you take his first read away, because a lot of times he would only bother to read one half of the field and wait for something to develop. Of course sometimes his OL would bail him out by affording him enough time to switch his gaze cross field and find the open man, but that wasn't the case in much of his two meet ups with Dallas.
That said, his pocket presence isn't bad, he's got a good arm, and he tends not to make the stupid play, so I think he has a nice future. I just don't think he's 27td to 2ints good.
And unfortunately for him, 3 of his 5 lineman, including his 2 best are (or will be) 32 and older before the season's end.
He was miles above Eli Manning last season. In fact, he was the polar opposite of him, but in a good way.
Nick Foles, if he can continue where he left off last season, has a very bright future. Give the man some credit for a very impressive season. No one is going to think any less of you for it.
He isn't the best QB in the division,but he was the best QB in the division last year.