The importance of a competent backup quarterback cannot be understated. If Carson Wentz gets hurt, the Eagles will need someone to step in and take over without skipping a beat. Foles, as Eagles fans should already know by now, is more than capable of doing so.
How can we forget Foles’ magical run in 2013 when he threw 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions in 13 games? It was incredible.
And also very unlikely to ever happen again.
Despite that impressive season, Foles has done nothing to prove himself as a trustworthy starting quarterback. He had his shot with the St. Louis Rams in 2015, but ultimately struggled and lost his job to Case Keenum. But as Alex Smith‘s backup in Kansas City last season, Foles played very well when called upon.
For those expecting Foles to compete with Wentz for the Eagles’ starting quarterback job (yes, those people actually exist), don’t get your hopes up. Foles signed with the Eagles to be a backup plan. Not a starter.