Philadelphia Eagles Nick Foles Trade Scenario
By Bret Stuter
January 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterbackAaron Rodgers
(12) throws against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
New Kid On The Block
Once the quarterback arrives, they are a rookie. That process for turning a rookie quarterback is not simple, and is not without a painful process of growth. The competition in college football is against teams whose majority of players never make it to the NFL. From the moment a college quarterback is drafted, they are “freshman” and must go through the entire learning processall over again. Every quarterback has to do so. Few quarterbacks find immediate success as a result. Examining the careers of Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Andrew Luck, we find a similar pattern in their first two years.
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So in perspective, it will be awfully hard to upgrade purely from the stats he puts up. Now, the point here is NOT to say Nick Foles will have an All Pro career like the quarterbacks I’ve named. It’s simply to illustrate what the best of the NFL have done early in their careers. All quarterbacks face adversity in transitioning to the NFL. Some overcome it, some do not. I find difficulty understanding the position that 2014 defines the real Nick Foles for the rest of his career, but some argue that point. And since it’s highly unlikely the Eagles will find the next “Tom Brady” in this draft, its tough to believe any quarterback available at any spot in this draft is an upgrade in the near term future.
So let’s try a new scenario