Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles acknowledged that his breakout season will be difficult to repeat.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles experienced a breakout season after taking over for Michael Vick, who left to sign with the New York Jets.
Foles threw 27 touchdowns against just two interceptions in 12 games. This was good for a whopping 119.2 quarterback rating, which led the league. Foles put the icing on the cake in his breakout season by winning Pro Bowl MVP honors.
However, it will be extremely difficult for Foles to maintain similar production since defenses will have had a full offseason to watch his game tape. Plus, the Pro Bowl quarterback will no longer have DeSean Jackson to throw to.
Foles himself is aware of the challenge that will come in matching his efficiency from 2013. “It probably hurts me more now than it did last year because I did it, so now you’ve got to do it even better,” the quarterback said to NFL.com.
Although Jackson is gone, Foles will still have a plethora of weapons to throw to. Jeremy Maclin is returning healthy, and Riley Cooper showed great chemistry with the quarterback last season. Jordan Matthews also figures to be a future star in Philadelphia, as he has impressed the coaches in camp so far.