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Eagles sign Nick Foles

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The Eagles have announced that third-round draft pick Nick Foles has signed his four-year rookie contract.

Foles, a quarterback from Arizona, went to Philadelphia with the 88th overall pick in the draft — 14 picks before the Redskins drafted Kirk Cousins, who beat Foles out for the starting job at Michigan State, leading Foles to transfer to Arizona.

As a rookie in Philadelphia Foles will join a crowded depth chart at quarterback. Michael Vick is the starter, Mike Kafka and Trent Edwards are competing to be Vick’s backup, and undrafted rookie Jacory Harris is also on the roster, at least for now.

Eventually, Foles could become Vick’s successor as the Eagles’ quarterback. More likely, given the Eagles’ recent history, Foles will show just enough promise that the Eagles will be able to trade him to another team for a second-round draft pick.

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13 Responses to “Eagles sign Nick Foles”
  1. bleed4philly says: May 21, 2012 9:20 AM

    They gotta trade Kafka and Edwards first

  2. SmurfJuice says: May 21, 2012 9:23 AM

    “…Kirk Cousins, who beat Foles out for the starting job at Michigan State, leading Foles to transfer to Arizona.”

    So, a quarterback on a team lost his position battle, requested to be released, then signed on with a different team?

    Good to see college kids treating the NCAA like the business it is.

  3. bigjdve says: May 21, 2012 9:24 AM

    I think this guy has alot of promise. He should be able to beat out Kafka and hopefully Edwards.

  4. metalhead65 says: May 21, 2012 9:39 AM

    not a eagles fan but as long as teams are stupid enough to keep giving them high picks for guys who have not done anything, as a how can you be upset with them for drafting guys like that?

  5. tvguy22 says: May 21, 2012 9:45 AM

    Andy Reid flips QBs like investors flip houses.

  6. winningisabrees says: May 21, 2012 9:57 AM

    Go ahead and praise the Iggles for “getting draft picks in return for uhhh, draft picks? ! ?
    what has Reid and that bunch won over the last decade. Oh.

  7. jam11163 says: May 21, 2012 10:07 AM

    thats how the eagles work. some team out there will need a qb and the eagles will have 1 to trade. here is your qb that we dont need and thank you for the 2nd. rd. pick.

  8. jagsfanugh says: May 21, 2012 10:24 AM

    “jam11163 says:
    May 21, 2012 10:07 AM
    thats how the eagles work. some team out there will need a qb and the eagles will have 1 to trade. here is your qb that we dont need and thank you for the 2nd. rd. pick.”

    Ok, who? You got 3 jokes as a quarterback. Granted this guy is a rookie so who knows but still the other 2 suck.

  9. We'reFineThere says: May 21, 2012 10:36 AM

    The Cousins/Foles line is completely false. Brian Hoyer was the starter in 2008. Cousins and Foles both became starters in 2009.

  10. greymares says: May 21, 2012 11:30 AM

    bleed4philly says:
    May 21, 2012 9:20 AM
    They gotta trade Kafka and Edwards first

    Edwards has to be the 2nd coming of John Elway to make this team.

  11. bdawkins20 says: May 21, 2012 11:36 AM

    am i seeing a jags fan actually commenting on qb situations..lol comment when and if your team EVER becomes relevant again or has a qb worth a dam……………

  12. oldbyrd says: May 21, 2012 11:59 AM

    The QB position is shaky at best. You mean to tell me, with each win normally critical, if Vic goes down and one of those mentioned QB’s can come in and win games. I hope that works out better than the Casey Matthews at middle linebacker decesion.

  13. westlake3 says: Aug 10, 2012 4:08 PM

    Vick is an Athlete. Foles is a true drop back QB. Edwards and Kafka should really not even be in the conversation. If Vick gets hurt, it may be the best thing that happens to the Eagles. Not saying that Vick’s athleticism will not win some games. Just think that Foles with his heighth, vision downfield, strong and accurate arm and ability to stay cool in the pocket when the pressure is on will surprise many folks. Foles is not some pretender. He is talented and will not get rattled. His only misfortune was playing for a very weak Arizona football team with a poor offense line, weak receivers and no running game to counter his incredible passing abilities. If Foles had been on even a half way decent team, he would have been the first or, worst case, second QB selected in the draft. The Eagles got a steal when they scored this young man. You read it here first. Foles could very well be the next Tom Brady.

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