ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit, a couple of weeks ago, considered all the nation’s quarterback and picked the Arizona Wildcats’ Nick Foles as the one who doesn’t get the respect he deserves.
Stanford coach David Shaw seems to agree.
“He’s extremely underrated,” Shaw said of Foles on Tuesday’s Pac-12 coaches teleconference with the media.
“You look at his efficiency and the numbers he has put up in the past few years … his name never gets brought up when they talk about some of the best quarterbacks in the nation, but his numbers are up there.
“He is a dangerous guy who reads coverages well. He throws the ball accurately and he has a quick release. I don’t know what else you can be looking for from a quarterback.”
Foles, through two games, leads the nation in passing yards (405 per game) and completions (35.5 per game). He is 23rd nationally in passing efficiency with a 170.8 rating.
He has completed 71 of 93 passes for 810 yards, with six touchdowns and no interceptions.