Arizona Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles is a 6-5, 243 gunslinger with the potential to become a successful NFL quarterback. Foles broke Drew Brees’ records in high school and he set most of the Arizona passing records during his time there.
Andy Reid has had a great deal of success by developing quarterbacks and later trading them for high draft picks. Foles has the potential and Reid believes he can get it out of him. He’s a project who will battle veteran Trent Edwards for a roster spot.
“I like they way he throws the football and he’s a smart guy. It was unanimous with our coaches, they all liked him”, Reid said moments ago.
Foles has outstanding size and a great arm. Reid says he’s not a runner even though the Eagles coach said he has good foot quickness. The big guy can move around in the pocket well enough to avoid the rush, reset his feet then get rid of the football.
Reid stressed his smarts and ability to pick up the complicated Eagles offense.
Coles can make all of throws an NFL quarterback must be able to make. His arm is probably the reason he was drafted in the third round. Current Eagles backup Mike Kafka has the leadership skills and football savvy, but he lacks a big-time NFL arm.
Over time, Foles will have the chance to take Kafka’s job because he may have more potential due to superior arm strength.
I also believe his size is a plus because NFL quarterbacks have to be able to endure a pounding. They stand in the pocket and get hit time and time again.
Reid talked about Foles playing behind a freshmen offensive line in his senior year, but he didn’t complain about it and still moved the offense.