Nick Foles – Cons
As stated above, Foles isn’t afraid to sling it. He gets himself into trouble in that way as he isn’t afraid to make risky throws. His protection of the football isn’t always good (see Tampa Bay 2019). It can be a pro, but it can also be a con.
The other thing is that Foles has been on many different teams for a reason. Most teams have viewed him as a just a high-end backup and dumped him off for that reason. He gets a solid payday after a few good games and then loses the job and gets cut or traded. Recently, he got a generous contract from the Jaguars to eventually being traded months later as the Jaguars chose sixth-round pick, Gardner Minshew, over him.
Along with Trubisky, Foles struggles with consistency. At times, he throws for seven touchdowns in a game and posts a crazy stat line of 27:2 touchdown-to-interception ratio and a 119.2 passer rating. The next season? His passer rating drops by almost 40 points and he throws 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. That has happened throughout most of his career.
Another issue is that he has a small sample size of the Andy Reid system. It is an impressive sample size, but he hasn’t played much in it, and he had a Super Bowl-winning team around him for most of it.
Finally, Foles also struggles with staying on the field. Like Trubisky, he has never played a full 16 game season. Last season, he broke his collarbone in the first game.
More than likely, we will be seeing both Trubisky and Foles starting games this season. The question is who will be the guy next season? This season is the tryout for both quarterbacks. Both bring different skillsets to the table. May the best man win.