Foles, Eagles seem to have bright future

By ROB MAADDI - AP Pro Football Writer
    2014-01-05 15:09

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Nick Foles led the NFL in passer rating, helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the NFC East title and had a sensational statistical year as a sophomore.

Has he earned the franchise quarterback title yet?

''I don't want to comment on any player, but how could you not be impressed with Nick and everything he's accomplished?'' owner Jeffrey Lurie said following Saturday night's 26-24 loss to New Orleans in an NFC wild-card playoff game. ''Including tonight; no turnovers, led us back from 20-7. Incredibly impressive.''

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If the Eagles going from worst to first under rookie coach Chip Kelly was the biggest surprise, Foles' emergence had to be second on that list. He was outstanding after replacing an injured Michael Vick in Week 5.

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