Philadelphia Eagles confirm Nick Foles is starter

Oct 13, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) talks with guard Todd Herremans (79) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-20. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Philadelphia Eagles need to make Nick Foles “the guy” and move on from the inconsistent and oft-injured Michael Vick, and they’ll be doing that for at least this week after they tabbed him the starter for Sunday’s contest vs the Oakland Raiders:

Per Pro Football Talk:

Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly confirmed today that Foles will start Sunday’s game against the Raiders. Foles missed last week’s game with a concussion, but he was cleared to practice on Tuesday.

Foles is 52/90 for 622 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions this year playing in a new offensive system, and he’s shown enough this year and last year that the Eagles need to make him the full time starter, if for no other reason than to realize they need to draft a quarterback in next year’s QB-heavy NFL Draft class.

“I am [ready to play],” Foles said after practice Tuesday. “I felt good out there today. It was great being out there with the team today. I feel great. I’m ready to go.”

 

Topics: NFL, Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

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