2014 Preseason: Bears vs. Eagles 5 Questions with Inside the Iggles
Does Nick Foles get the credit for his accomplishments last year or is he just labeled as another system quarterback?
Jul 26, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws the ball as quarterback Mark Sanchez (3) watches from behind during training camp at the Novacare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
"Prior to draft in 2012 most coaches weren’t impressed with him. They considered him a system quarterback without athleticism. At the combine he ran a 5.03 – 40. He looked like he was dragging a body down that line. But, when he was a junior in high school he garnered more interest in his basketball skills rather than football. Unconfirmed rumors had it he was being wooed by Gonzaga, Georgetown, Baylor, Texas and Oklahoma for basketball. But what interested Eagles general manager Howie Roseman was his foot quickness. That quickness helps him extend plays. So the credit goes to Foles and his coaches. He is just getting started."