In 2013, Eagles RB LeSean McCoy had his best season as a pro and QB Nick Foles had one of the best passing seasons in NFL history.
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Phiadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy knows who he wants to be the Eagles’ starting QB in 2015: former Pro Bowler Nick Foles.
“I like Nick. The person and player that everybody thought he was, he is. There were a lot of injuries this year, Nick, obviously got injured. He gets all of the blame and he shouldn’t,” McCoy told the NFL Network on Saturday. “I think Nick’s a good quarterback. He’s the leader of our team. Things just didn’t work out for him this year due to injury, but we’ve got his back. As a team, we didn’t play well enough to win and get into the playoffs.”
Foles struggled at the start of the 2014 season but still managed to lead the Eagles to a 6-2 start before suffering a broken collarbone on November 2nd against the Houston Texans.
In 2013, Foles played in 13 games and recorded the third highest passer rating in NFL history. His 27-to-2 TD-to-INT ratio was one of the best in league history and he became only the 7th player in NFL history to tie the record of 7 TD passes in a single game. For his efforts, Foles was named to the Pro Bowl.
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has not committed to returning to Foles. Backup QB Mark Sanchez went 4-4 in the eight games Foles missed, but had a much higher completion percentage. There have also been rumors that Kelly is interested in acquiring Oregon Ducks Heisman Trophy winning QB Marcus Mariota, who has declared for the 2015 NFL draft. Kelly coached Mariota for two years when he was the head coach of Oregon.