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November 12, 2012
On Sunday against the Cowboys, Nick Foles made his NFL debut by replacing injured starting quarterback Michael Vick with 7 minutes, 41 seconds left in the second quarter. On Nov. 23, 2008, against the Ravens, Kevin Kolb got his first significant NFL playing time by replacing struggling starting quarterback Donovan McNabb to open the third quarter. Their results were similarly unsuccessful. Outcomes: Sunday, Cowboys 38, Eagles 23; Nov. 23, 2008, Ravens 36, Eagles 7. Foles' numbers: 22-32-219, 1 TD, 1 INT. Kolb's numbers: 10-23-73, 0 TD, 2 INT. Foles' bright spot: He completed a 44-yard TD pass to Jeremy Maclin early in the third quarter to give the Eagles a 14-10 lead.
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December 4, 2012
SO THE FINAL four games of this Eagles season resemble the first four - with a "Twilight Zone" twist. Then, the postgame conversation was about culpable coaches and game-deciding fumbles and the ability of the starting quarterback to take the Philadelphia Eagles to the next level. And it is again. The twist, of course, is that the quarterback is now a rookie and the next level is now mediocrity. The fumbles call into question whether rookie Bryce Brown is a bruising, fleet-footed find with a magnificent future in the NFL or just another one of those backs destined to bounce from team to team because of a tendency to bounce the football at the most inopportune of times.
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February 23, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - Whether it was a sign of genuine enthusiasm or an effort to raise the asking price, Eagles coach Chip Kelly and general manager Howie Roseman were adamant in their support of quarterback Nick Foles on Thursday at the NFL scouting combine. Foles' future in Philadelphia has come into question since Kelly was hired because of Kelly's recent history with mobile quarterbacks. It appeared even more questionable when the Eagles renegotiated a deal with Michael Vick, who will be 33 next season, and added Dennis Dixon, another mobile threat.
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December 6, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NICK FOLES is a low-profile guy in a high-profile job. A little less than 7 weeks shy of his 25th birthday, the Eagles quarterback is the reigning NFC Offensive Player of the Month, one touchdown pass short of Peyton Manning's record of 20 TD passes without an interception from the start of a season. Green and white No. 9 jerseys are about to be arrayed beneath many a Delaware Valley Christmas tree. But who is this man? The locker stall at NovaCare offers no real clues. It contains assorted nutritional supplements, rumpled sweat clothes, a pillow.
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November 14, 2012
Nick Foles' performance against the Cowboys on Sunday was neither great nor bad. The rookie quarterback was competent, perhaps even more so considering the circumstances, and he gave no indication that he could not handle the rigors of starting in the NFL. But the sample - less than three quarters of football - remains a small one. With Michael Vick unlikely to play Sunday at Washington, Foles will get the opportunity to add to his resumé and...
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August 22, 2012 | By Zach Berman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Monday evening will be remembered for the quarterback who failed to finish the game, because it is Michael Vick's health that is the overbearing cloud on the Eagles' prospects this season. But there can at least be satisfaction from the quarterback who replaced Vick. Because Nick Foles, the rookie third-round pick, continued a scorching summer in which he often plays the position with a prowess that suggests the Eagles have a prospect with enough promise to develop into a reliable player.
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April 5, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
It may be time to envision the possibility that Nick Foles will win the Eagles starting quarterback job. Certainly, there are some who have already contemplated the likelihood, considering the competition. Chip Kelly has never wavered from his stance - given the day after he became the Eagles head coach - that he likes Foles and would tailor his offense to the second-year quarterback's skill-set should he prevail. And yet there has been this perception that Foles has little chance since Kelly came aboard and decided a few weeks later to bring Michael Vick back.
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August 23, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN Nick Foles finished leading the Eagles to a 27-17 preseason victory over the host New England Patriots late Monday night, Foles made a phone call. On the other end, former Arizona Wildcats quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo heard about the things Foles didn't do right, in the course of completing 18 of 28 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns, and compiling a 96.9 passer rating. Foles was pressed into service much earlier than scheduled when Michael Vick left for rib X-rays with a little more than 6 minutes remaining in the first quarter.
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December 10, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
TAMPA, Fla. - If Nick Foles turns out to be as good as Sunday's last-second victory made him out to be, there won't anyone as joyous than the Eagles wide receivers. Well, there may be several million back in Philadelphia as thrilled by the prospect of a budding Foles under center for the near future. But a receiver's best friend is always a quarterback who puts the ball in a spot where he can catch it. And Foles made a number of throws that made Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant and company look very good in the Eagles' 23-21 thrilling win over the Buccaneers.
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December 10, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. - If Nick Foles turns out to be as good as Sunday's last-second victory made him out to be, there won't be anyone as joyous as the Eagles' wide receivers. Well, there may be several million back in Philadelphia as thrilled by the prospect of a budding Foles under center for the near future. But a receiver's best friend is always a quarterback who puts the ball in a spot where he can catch it. And Foles made a number of throws that made Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, and company look very good in the Eagles' 23-21, thrilling win over the Buccaneers.
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April 4, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
IN A WORLD where perception often collides with reality, the next big announcement should be that Chip Kelly has traded himself to the Washington Redskins. Think about it: They've got a quarterback who can make plays with his feet, and now by adding DeSean Jackson to an offense that already includes wide receiver Pierre Garcon and tight end Jordan Reed, downfield weapons who will make fully operational that up-tempo, 100-play-a-game offense that Kelly was supposed to have installed here last season.
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April 2, 2014 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Staff Writer
IT IS HARD to know what Chip Kelly thinks about his public reputation. He has done so little to cultivate the media that we are a fallow field at this point. We have become so used to the game and its accepted rules - coach comes in; coach whispers an occasional sweet nothing into a couple of ears; coach buys some degree of favor in anticipation of the next whisper, and on and on - that we do not know what to do. The nerve of the guy. So when DeSean Jackson happens, we flail away.
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March 30, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mark Sanchez still looked the part of franchise quarterback on his first official day with the Eagles on Friday, wearing a tailored suit and speaking with the confidence and command of a man who spent the early part of his year as a national magazine cover boy and tabloid fodder. But he's no longer a franchise quarterback. He's not even a starting quarterback. Sanchez inked a one-year deal with the Eagles that will pay him $2.25 million, and he can make upward of $4 million if he hits all the incentives.
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March 29, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mark Sanchez passed his physical on Thursday, and the former New York Jets quarterback will sign a contract with the Eagles on Friday, a source close to the situation said. Sanchez and the Eagles have agreed to terms. Fox Sports reported that his contract is for one year and worth more than $4 million. The 27-year-old Sanchez, who spent his first five seasons in the NFL with the New York Jets, arrived in Philadelphia on Wednesday night and spent part of the next day at the NovaCare Complex getting examined.
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March 28, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
ORLANDO, Fla. - Russell Wilson and Nick Foles are the two biggest bargains in pro football right now. Wilson, who helped the Seahawks win a Super Bowl last season, will count just $817,302 against his team's salary cap in 2014. Foles, who led the NFL in passing and had a plus-25 touchdowns-to-interceptions differential, will count just $770,880 against the Eagles' cap. Such is the beauty of having a young quarterback you found in the third round of the draft. "For a team like Seattle, it's a great situation," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.
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March 28, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
ORLANDO, Fla. - Chip Kelly has talked to at least one offensive star this week who isn't DeSean Jackson, Kelly said yesterday. The Eagles coach said he spoke 2 days earlier with quarterback Nick Foles. Remember him? Twenty-seven touchdown passes, two interceptions? Back before free-agent safety mania, back before the Jackson trade intrigue surfaced, Foles' status and potential were topic No. 1 in Birdland. At some point, Foles will again dominate the spotlight, as he returns for his third NFL season, his first as the acknowledged starter, with his photo now hanging in the NovaCare corridor lined by Eagles Pro Bowlers.
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March 27, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - With Michael Vick's tenure in Philadelphia concluded, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie could not hide his pride when describing Vick's five years in Philadelphia and the risk the organization took in 2009. "It was a leap of faith," Lurie said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings. "We hoped that Michael would be the person he professed he really was and wanted to be, and would be that way in the community. He hit all markers at a 100 percent level. " Lurie reflected on the "second chance" the Eagles gave Vick after he served 19 months in prison on a dogfighting conviction and how it paid off though Vick's influence in the locker room.
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March 26, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - The Eagles are interested in signing former New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, according to a league source, but their medical staff needs to evaluate him before they can reach a deal. Sanchez missed last season with a torn labrum (cartilage) in his right shoulder suffered on Aug. 24, making a medical evaluation an important prerequisite before signing him. If healthy, Sanchez would fill the team's need for a veteran backup after Michael Vick signed with the Jets last week.
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March 26, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
ORLANDO, Fla. - One of the questions arising from the departure of Michael Vick is about what the Eagles are going to do at the quarterback position, behind Nick Foles. Given Chip Kelly's oft-stated enthusiasm for 2013 rookie Matt Barkley, will the Birds just move Barkley up a spot and draft a QB, making the whole group extremely inexperienced? Or will a veteran come in and either compete with or usurp Barkley? We moved closer to an answer yesterday, when ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that the Eagles were the favorites to sign Mark Sanchez, the 27-year-old the Jets jettisoned when they signed Vick.
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March 23, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michael Vick signed with the New York Jets on Friday, ending his five-year Eagles career. The 33-year-old free-agent quarterback, who could have sought a return to the Eagles as Nick Foles' backup, expects to compete for the Jets' starting job with second-year player Geno Smith. Vick agreed to a one-year deal with the Jets that will pay him $5 million in 2014. It was the best and perhaps only opportunity for Vick to compete for a starting job. The Jets also released Mark Sánchez.
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