Eagles running back LeSean McCoy may be pondering a run at 2,000 rushing yards, but he’s not being selfish when it comes to thinking big about the 2014 season.
McCoy is offering a robust prediction for quarterback Nick Foles, whose 2013 campaign split most observers between two camps. There’s one group that believes Foles’ big numbers were a product of the Eagles’ offensive system and there are others who think Foles is the real deal at quarterback. McCoy placed himself firmly in the latter group.
“Nick, he wants to play, he wants to get better,” McCoy said, via NJ.com. “He’s playing lights-out even in camp, but he still wants to be at a higher level. He’s at that peak where people know him like, ‘Man, this Foles, is he that good?’ Because you see the stats, you see the numbers. I think this is the year he blows ‘em out like, ‘Yeah, I’m Nick Foles. I’m Philadelphia’s quarterback. I’m the guy.’ And this is the year he blows it away.”
Foles led the league in passer rating and yards per attempt last season while throwing 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions, the kind of numbers that you’d like to see from your quarterback whether they were a product of the overall system or not. The question about the amount Foles has to do with the productivity will ultimately be one that the Eagles will have to answer when it comes time to talk about a new contract, but it’s pretty clear that McCoy thinks the Eagles have something special under center.