The Philadelphia Eagles liked what they saw from Nick Foles this week so that they won’t rush Carson Wentz back out there.
Once again, the Philadelphia Eagles shocked the world with a backup quarterback in the game. It’s never easy to watch this team, but they sure do pay off the fans when it all goes well. All season long they struggled to balance out the offense and create turnovers on defense. On Sunday, they did both, and the game resulted in a victory for the visitors.
The big question all last week was how long should the Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz sit out? As he has a fracture in his back, Wentz is far from being one-hundred percent. Although Wentz can play if the Eagles need him to, it might not be the best idea to trot him out on the field right now, especially if Nick Foles is getting the job done.
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Now, there may be some overreactions about Foles’ performance on Sunday night. While he did have a decent game, it was far from perfect. It’s clear that if the Eagles were to rely strictly on Foles in the passing game like they do with Wentz, then there could be some problems. Fortunately, the Eagles tailored their offense back into Foles favor, by creating a nice run/pass ratio, with Foles’ favorite style of play that includes a ton of RPOs.
With the Houston Texans coming to town next week, the Eagles had to decide if they should allow Wentz to have the opportunity to beat another solid team, or if they should just continue to run with Foles on their road to getting back into the playoffs. It didn’t take a ton of tought, but Doug Pederson decided that he feels confident with what he saw on Sunday night against the Rams.
The decision is already made
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Doug Pederson and the Eagles are going to continue to run with Foles at quarterback. Surprisingly, Pederson wasted no time coming to the conclusion. All season long, the Eagles have been very hesitant with announcing injury updates. That includes last week, when Pederson wouldn’t confirm the quarterback situation until closer to Sunday when the information already leaked that Foles would start over Wentz earlier in the week.
Now, Pederson felt no need to delay the inevitable. They feel comfortable with the Super Bowl MVP in control, and it all makes sense. Now, the Eagles have to leave Sunday’s victory in the past, and focus ahead on a hot Houston Texans team. With the season being far from over, the Eagles need to win their final two games in order to give themselves the best case scenario for the playoffs at the end of the month.