Donovan McNabb Doesn’t View Nick Foles as Franchise QB

Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb went on 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia on Tuesday and indicated that current Eagles starter Nick Foles isn’t a franchise quarterback (h/t USA Today). 

I really can’t answer that at this particular point, but if I had to give a take, I would say no,” McNabb said on 97.5 The Fanatic when asked if he thinks Foles is a franchise QB. “I think what he will do, he won’t do what he did last year, that just won’t happen. I see him more being a 25 touchdown, maybe 8, maybe 10 interception guy.

Foles is coming off a 2013 campaign that saw him tally 30 total touchdowns compared to two interceptions while leading the Eagles to a 8-2 record in 10 starts. For comparison’s sake, McNabb tallied 30-plus touchdown passes just once in his 11-year career in Philadelphia.

While no one expects Foles to match the ridiculous season he had in 2013 this upcoming season, it’s way too early to determine whether he is a franchise signal caller. At the very least, McNabb acknowledged this when posed with a premature question about Foles future as the potential face of the Eagles’ franchise.

With just 10 starts under his belt and coming off a playoff appearance, Foles has a lot to prove in 2014. Another stellar campaign from him, and there is a strong likelihood that Foles will be paid like that franchise guy.

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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

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