It’s safe to say that the past 24 hours have been rather enjoyable for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. Yesterday night, news broke that Chip Kelly had named Foles the starting quarterback for the remainder of 2013, and now this.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 27, 2013
In the month of November, Foles tossed ten touchdowns and zero interceptions, while posting an NFL record 152.8 passer rating. All of this took place without Foles throwing a touchdown the two weeks of the month, because he didn’t throw one against the Redskins and the Eagles were on the bye the last week of November. Certainly Foles NFL record-tying seven touchdon performance against the Raiders helped.
Foles numbers very well might not have been this perfect if the Eagles didn’t have a bye-week the last week of November, but it isn’t hard to believe that they also could have been better if the Eagles didn’t have the bye-week, given how well Foles has played recently.
This infograph, courtesy of the Eagles, puts in perspective just how good Foles has been so far this season.
I don’t know if Foles’ is the long-term franchise quarterback for the Eagles just yet, but that infograph above sure makes it look like he has made a pretty solid case to be so far.