I’ve watched several interviews with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles this week, and he looks the same as did for three years while holding court as the Arizona Wildcats starter.
Calm. Composed. Confident.
Foles, a rookie third-round draft pick, will be making his first start today, taking over for Michael Vick, who is out because of a concussion suffered last week. Philadelphia kicks off at Washington at 11 a.m. Tucson time.
Foles played for the first time last week — ending a 39-year drought of Arizona quarterbacks in the NFL to the day — completing 22 of 32 passes for 219 yards and one touchdown. He had one pass intercepted and returned for a touchdown, and he also lost a fumble in the end zone in the final minute of a loss to Dallas.
This week, he has been taking the first-strings reps, and, as offensive coordinator, Marty Mornhinweg said of Foles, “He’s busting.”