McNabb: Philadelphia Eagles Nick Foles Not Very Good

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Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb during a retirement ceremony during halftime of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb is wrong about Philadelphia Eagles Nick Foles. He must be bored with his life. During an interview with 97.5 The Fanatic he was asked a simple question. Was Eagles quarterback Nick Foles a franchise quarterback. His answer was quick,

I can’t answer that, but if I had to give a take, I would say no. I think what he will do, he won’t do what he did last year, that just won’t happen. I see him being maybe a 25-touchdown, 8 to 10 interception guy.

This comment coming from a quarterback that couldn’t bring home the Lombardi Trophy after four straight trips to the NFC Championship. A quarterback that quit during Super Bowl XXXIX. With :46 seconds left to go in the game the Eagles had a chance to tie or win the game. Three plays after they got the ball back he threw his second interception of the game. That was all on him.

He went on about Foles style of play,

Foles isn’t known for his ability to get out of the pocket. I told him on my radio show, I said to him, ‘Does anyone tell you you have the speed of a turtle?’ But with his size he does a great job moving in the pocket and getting the ball out, getting it to his guys quickly.”

Really, that is his way of judging a franchise quarterback? Trusting your offensive line to protect you and your receivers or tight ends to get open? Patriots quarterback Tom Brady moves like he’s dragging a dead body but he has three Super Bowl Rings. Because he can get out of the pocket? No. Because he is accurate and doesn’t give the ball up very much. But McNabb wouldn’t know about that.

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