The Chris Simms top 40 QBs countdown, No. 31: Nick Foles

Chris Simms top 40 QBs: Nick Foles
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The Super Bowl LII MVP has had a rollercoaster career. It’s currently unclear whether 2020 will be a high or a low. He’s starting the year fairly low on the Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown.

Nick Foles, the likely Bears starter, comes in at No. 31. That’s 15 spots lower than last year, and rightfully so. Foles’ first, and only, season in Jacksonville started with a broken collarbone. Eventually he returned. Eventually he was benched for rookie Gardner Minshew II. Eventually Foles finished the year 0-4 as a starter. Eventually Foles was traded to Chicago.

He now reunites with Bears coach Matt Nagy, who was the offensive coordinator in Kansas City when Foles got a chance to play during an Alex Smith absence arising from the concussion. Foles played well, although sparingly.

Foles knows the offense, which gives him a leg up over Mitchell Trubisky. If Foles can stay healthy, maybe he can bring his career back to another zenith, making up for last year’s latest nadir.

More from Chris Simms top 40 QBs list:

No. 40: Tua Tagovailoa

No. 39: Dwayne Haskins

No. 38: Mitchell Trubisky

No. 37: Justin Herbert

No. 36: Taysom Hill

No. 35: Jarrett Stidham

No. 34: Tyrod Taylor

No. 33: Jameis Winston

No. 32: Case Keenum

9 responses to “The Chris Simms top 40 QBs countdown, No. 31: Nick Foles

  1. I think this is mostly fair. At least he is shown as a starter by being at 31. I like foles personally but have never been a fan of him as a 16+ game season. His career just doesn’t show that. So I guess I’ll wait until the list clicks up. Because I can think of more than 10 current or possible starters who will be above 31 that I would dump for Foles even knowing that.

  2. Glad you are helping the “youths” with their SAT/ACT vocabulary words, zenith and nadir are good ones!
    Next item, work in exacerbate and ameliorate.

  3. Too Low. Foles is an MVP of the Super Bowl where he outplayed Brady. That grants him at least top 20 if not 15.

  4. cardiovascularendurance says:
    June 1, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Too Low. Foles is an MVP of the Super Bowl where he outplayed Brady. That grants him at least top 20 if not 15.
    ___________

    I guess that means Joe Montana should be in the top 10.

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