1. Nick Foles puts a highlight reel together during the Chip Kelly era.
The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Nick Foles out of the University of Arizona during the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. It would wind up being Andy Reid’s final draft class.
Foles would get his chance to play in his first year after Michael Vick got injured, and there were a lot was a lot of growing pains. Foles notched a 1-6 record while racking up 1,699 passing yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions.
In 2013, the Chip Kelly era began, and Foles would have his best season as a starter under Philly’s new head coach. He didn’t start immediately, but once he took the reigns, he caught fire, posting 2,891 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and two interceptions.
The highlight of Foles’ second season came when he sliced and diced what was then the Oakland Raiders. Seven touchdowns and 406 passing yards were the results en route to Foles leading Philly to a Wild Card Playoff berth, earning a Pro Bowl nod for himself in the process.
One year later, while looking to build on his first (and what’s been his only) Pro Bowl season, Foles broke his collarbone in Week 8 of the 2014 NFL season versus the Houston Texans. He had led them to a 6-2 record at that point but had only thrown 13 touchdowns with ten interceptions.