Chandon Sullivan is back, and Nick Foles gets some league-wide recognition. It’s all here on Philadelphia Eagles roundup.
While a fan-created, mini-quarterback controversy brews in the Philadelphia Eagles organization, Nick Foles receives a league-wide honor. We’ll discuss more on that in a second. Let’s start this edition of ‘The Roundup’ with some Chandon Sullivan news.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Sullivan is back as the team announced, just one day after Christmas, that he’s been added to Philly’s practice squad.
Take a look:
It’s been a wild ride for this undrafted free agent, who actually failed to make the final 53-man roster following the preseason but found his way onto the practice squad on September 2nd. Derek Barnett‘s addition to the injured reserve freed up a roster spot, and Sullivan was added to the active roster on October 25th of 2018.
Most of you have kept up with him fairly well since then as he’s been pretty valuable but was released on December 24th, partially because ‘The Birds’ reinserted Mike Wallace into the active roster after bringing him back from the team’s injured reserve.
Now, back to that fan-made quarterback controversy.
See? This is why a ton of people stay off of social media. If you look around on Facebook or on Twitter, that Nick Foles versus Carson Wentz debate doesn’t seem to be dying.
Wentz is this team’s starting quarterback if he’s healthy. That point seems to have been driven home over and over again, but those who have been clamoring for Foles to stay got some added ammunition for their debate when, on Wednesday, he received NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Take a gander:
Just in case you missed this one live, check out some of Foles’ in-game highlights.
‘9’ lit up the scoreboard and stat sheet for a 120.4 rating as he torched the Houston Texans for an Eagles record 471 passing yards and four touchdowns.
He broke the original record for passing yards by Donovan McNabb, and it was the first time an Eagles quarterback threw for 400 yards and four touchdowns since, well, when Nick Foles did it in 2013 during a game in which he tied the NFL record for touchdown passes in a game.
By the way, does anyone notice we keep saying Donovan McNabb’s name less and less these days? That might be a pretty interesting topic for another day.