Here is a story from the For the Win, one of our Gannett partners. Read on about former Arizona Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles, who has helped take the Philadelphia Eagles to first place in the NFC East.
Here are seven facts that show how unconscious Nick Foles has been in the 2013 season.
1. Nick Foles is the most efficient quarterback.
Even though Peyton Manning remains on pace to break the major single-season passing records in 2013 (5715 yards and 54 TDs), he’s no longer the NFL leader in passing efficiency. That title currently belongs to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, who has now thrown enough passes to qualify for the QB rating title and currently leads Manning 128.0 to 118.3.
2. Nick Foles is better than Eli Manning — by a lot.
If Foles threw interceptions on his next 26 attempts, his passer rating would still be higher than Eli Manning’s. Let that one sink in for a bit.
3. Nick Foles could also break another Manning’s record.
Foles’ 16 touchdowns and zero interceptions to start this season would have tied an NFL record if Peyton Manning hadn’t broken the record earlier in the year. As it stands, Foles needs five more touchdown passes before an INT to break Manning’s new mark of 20.