Nick Foles has had an up and down year, inheriting a starting role, adapting to new leadership, and finally admitting his resemblance to Napoelan Dynamite.
But lately, his year has been decidedly "up." He tied the NFL single-game touchdown record in Week 9, then followed through with a dominant win over the crippled Packers in Week 10. Forget lacking the mobility of Vick - Chip Kelly says Foles doesn't have to dart around like a startled woodland creature to be effective. In fact, Vick is proud of him.
So, it only makes sense that with his growing popularity and increasingly impressive resume, Foles is drawing comparisons to some of the game's best quarterbacks.
Amazing stat: Backup QB's Josh McCown, Case Keenum, Jason Campbell and Nick Foles have combined for 32 TD passes and ZERO interceptions.
— Stephen Nover (@Stephen_Nover) November 16, 2013
That's right. The Jason Campbell. Josh "McClown" McCown. Case "really excited" Keenum. Foles is breaking out and he is breaking out hard.
It's always exciting when a team learns how much more effective an offense can be when it isn't consistently throwing the ball to the other team, but it should also be noted that of the 32 listed TDs, half belong solely to Foles.