Top 100 Disrespected Philadelphia Eagles’ Nick Foles

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January 26, 2014; Honolulu, HI, USA; Philadelphia Eagles teammates Nick Foles (left) and Evan Mathis pose after the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Right now, the NFL is having a Top 100 Players Countdown, for the 2013 season. It highlights the top performers of the previous season, as well as the importance the players had on their respective team. I am somewhat of a football geek, so I follow the Top 100 Players Countdown almost as much as I follow actual games, and game stats. If anything, I watch it just to get a glimpse of some football, as I anxiously wait for the regular season to begin.

The crème de la crème for me was seeing just where some of the Philadelphia Eagles places in the top 100 list. Eagles guard Evan Mathis and left tackle Jason Peters each came in at #88 and #67 respectively. I do not feed too much into the positioning of the players because to my knowledge it is predominantly players rating players. It is other players’ opinion on their peers, and possibly a bit of a popularity contest. Okay, cool, I get all that. However, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, made the top 100 list coming in at … number … 70. Yes – 70!

That would mathematically mean that throughout the 2013 season, 69 – that’s 60 plus nine – players outperformed, and played better football than Nick Foles. 69 other players impacted their team, their organization and division more than Nick Foles did his. I was hoping to wait a few more weeks before Foles unveiling, and I am disappointed with this anticlimactic countdown!

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  • Dr Muon Funk

    I like that he’s the under dog. Makes him keep trying to improve his game. He’ll silence the critics this year.

  • Daniel Reed

    Hit the nail right on the head, Dr Muon Funk. It’s easy to see the dedication he puts into critiquing his football craft whenever I hear him talk, and I am personally anticipating the week 14 Seattle match up. That is the bout I have circled.

    Here’s to his 2014 success!

  • hunsinator

    I completely agree with this post. If you’re rankings are supposed to be limited to last season, how you rank Nick Foles that low is beyond comprehension. You’re talking about a guy who put together one of the greatest runs by a quarterback in recent memory, perhaps even NFL history, and single-handedly pulled the Eagles with him to a division title and the playoffs.

  • Daniel Reed

    Yes, yes, and yes. Believe it or not, I actually had grueling debates about Foles’ #70 ranking. Thank you for actually offering a view outside of “Foles is a fluke” or “his success is a byproduct of Chip Kelly’s system”.

    And thanks for your comment! You rock!