THE FANATIC – In an interview with Harry Mayes and Brian Baldinger on 97.5 The Fanatic Tuesday, McNabb, who will be calling several NFL games with Dick Stockton this season, said that despite Foles’ otherworldly production throwing for 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions in 2013, he does not see the Arizona quarterback as one that carries the “Franchise quarterback” label. “I can’t answer that but if I had to give a take, I would say no,” McNabb said. “I think what he will do, he won’t do what he did last year, that just won’t happen. I see him being maybe a 25 touchdown, 8-10 interception guy. They’re trying to have in the mind of Nick Foles, you don’t have to take chances all the time. There’s nothing wrong with checking down to the tight end, to your running back. It’s not the kind of offense that we’re going to score on the first play of the drive and get off the field. The big thing is, don’t worry about what you did last year.Things are going to change. Defenses are going adjust to you. They’ll try and take away LeSean McCoy but you are the focal point and they are going to make you beat them.”
UGHHHHHHHHH. For fuck’s sake #5. We know you’re the greatest QB to ever play in this city. Just because nobody says it every 10 seconds doesn’t mean you can’t play nice. For once, please let your guard down and admit something positive about this franchise other than when you were tits of the town. How can he even justify Foles going from a 27:2 TD:INT ratio in 13 games played to 25:10 the very next season and still not consider him a franchise QB? That’s still a pretty damn good ratio. And I’m not saying Nicky is going to repeat the kind of success he had last year because nobody can. He was as near perfect as one can get at the position. If he somehow pulls it out of his pants again this year he’ll be considered Peyton/Brady/Brees/Rodgers worthy.
But McNabb essentially proves he’s wrong about Foles right after he makes his stupid statement based on spite. He states Foles takes chances, throws deep and doesn’t check down. He’s right. And still Foles had the most efficient season for QB in NFL history. It’s not exactly “taking chances” when the odds are you’re making the right move. Why check down to the TE or McCoy (which he does frequently) when you can sling it to a receiver 30 yards down the field? I understand it’s tough to understand when you’re used to throwing diggers at people’s shins, but Foles can make those throws. Can, has and will.
Again: 27 TD’s. 2 picks. One hell of a hammer. Enough said. Give him the keys to this car for the next decade.