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I've done this before but . . .
When Foles went to the Eagles, the Eagles dismantled their offense and got rid of their skill players and shredded their defense. Foles often had to play catch up ball at Philly due to the awful defense. After Kelly was canned, Wentz was brought in and then Foles was relegated to back up. Two seasons there he proved himself as a very good qb every time he had to sub for Wentz.
I'm familiar with Foles since he played in my home town college. He was not initially a starter because he didn't shine in practice but once he got the field, he was outstanding. In fact, the fans couldn't believe this guy sat on the bench for so long.
With the Jags, he played less than one game and got injured throwing a beautiful td pass and had to miss about 6 or 7 games. Maybe he still has it or maybe he doesn't but I'd give the guy a chance and not judge him based upon his return after this injury.
So yeah I'm prejudiced in favor of Foles because he is a home town hero and a great guy but I was one of the few people who thought he could win in the superbowl and he came up with a performance for the ages. There are a lot of really good players out there who don't get chances because of the system and coaches they play for. There also seems like a bunch of guys who get too many chances based upon their lack of ability or effort. I think Foles has had some chances but they seem to be interrupted constantly with changes or injuries. I hope he gets the chance to prove himself in an uninterrupted fashion.
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