When training camp opened, many figured the battle for the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback job would be a fight until the final week.
According to the National Football Post, Foles has played far too conservative for those close to the Eagles organization, showing little big play ability. It’s likely to cost him his potential starting job.
On other “quarterback battlefronts” around the league, it sure appears that most if not all of the head-to-heads have already been settled. It will be an upset if Kevin Kolb (Buffalo), Blaine Gabbert (Jacksonville), Brandon Weeden (Cleveland), and Michael Vick (Philadelphia) aren’t the opening day starters for their respective teams. Vick has been sharp, seems to have a good grasp of rookie coach Chip Kelly’s uptempo offense, and appears more motivated. Challenger Nick Foles hasn’t had a terrible camp or preseason, but observers contend he’s playing things too safe.