“The Philadelphia Eagles offense played better with Nick Foles in!” may be the biggest stretch of the truth from fans during the 2018 season.
The follow-up season from the Super Bowl victory for the Philadelphia Eagles has been exhausting. The second that all zeroes went across the clock last February in Minnesota, and Nick Foles was named the Super Bowl MVP; we had to assume that many quarterback debates would pop up the second Carson Wentz struggles. And what do you know? That’s precisely what happened.
Are we going to do this again, Philly? Are we really going to give Carson Wentz the Donovan McNabb treatment after three years in this town? For what? An unbelievable, two-game stretch by a career backup? Granted, Nick Foles did win the Super Bowl MVP, but so did Joe Flacco. Do you see Baltimore Ravens fans losing their minds at the fact that they might move on without him next season? Foles will forever be loved in Philadelphia, as he should be. But fans shouldn’t have made this a battle between two quarterbacks who genuinely love and respect one another.
Since it has come to this though, I won’t allow this imaginary quarterback battle go down without presenting the facts. The Eagles plan to stick to their guns with Carson Wentz as they should, and Nick Foles will walk off into free agency to join another team. The decision has already been made. However, fans just won’t seem to let it go, because apparently, the Eagles offense played so much better without Wentz in 2018. Is that really true though? Was Nick Foles really the savior, this past season like this town, made him out to be? Let’s dive deep into the facts.