Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Throw It Here, Rook!

Eagles rookies that have thrown TD passes since 1970.

Throw It Here, Rook!

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles warms up before an NFL<br />football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in<br />Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles warms up before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

With two TDs already under his belt and — barring injury — four games in front of him, Nick Foles has a shot at setting the Eagles' rookie record for touchdown passes in a season.

He needs six to tie and seven to break the mark set by Donovan McNabb in his first season.

Below are all Eagles rookies — quarterbacks and non-QBs — who have thrown touchdowns passes for the Eagles under Reid:

 Player  Year     TD     TD Catches (Yds.)
 Donovan McNabb  1999   8  Chad Lewis (5, 6, 11); Luther Broughton (3, 26),  
 Duce Staley (3), Dameane Douglas (29),
 Torrance Small (63)
 John Reaves  1972   7  Harold Jackson (20, 77), Po James (5),
 Harold Carmichael (5,10), Kent Kramer (16),
 Billy Walik (15)
 Mike Boryla  1974   5  Charle Young (1, 7, 14),
 Harold Carmichael (3, 6)
 Koy Detmer  1998   5  Jeff Graham (4, 16), Irving Fryar (26, 61),
 Freddie Solomon (7)
 Scott Tinsley  1987   3  Mike Siano (13), Topper Clemons (13),
 Kevin Bowman (62)
 A.J. Feeley  2001   2  Dameane Douglas (2, 24)
 Nick Foles  2012   2  Riley Cooper (15), Jeremy Maclin (44)
 Rick Arrington  1970   1  Lee Douggess (4)
 Keith Byars  1986   1  Mike Quick (55)
 Randall Cunningham     1985   1  Earnest Jackson (17)
 Herman Hunter  1985   1  Mike Quick (38)
 Brian Westbrook  2002   1  Todd Pinkston (25)
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