There aren't words available to describe Nick Foles ' stat line last season. Ten starts, 28 total touchdowns, two interceptions. The word "ridiculous" might work.
Fantasy owners know how successful he was and are drafting him as a mid-range QB1. But for the uninitiated, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy says this is the season when they will know just whom Nick Foles is.
"Nick, he wants to play, he wants to get better," McCoy said recently. "He's playing lights-out even in camp, but he still wants to be at a higher level. He's at that peak where people know him like, 'Man, this Foles, is he that good?' Because you see the stats, you see the numbers. I think this is the year he blows 'em out like, 'Yeah, I'm Nick Foles. I'm Philadelphia's quarterback. I'm the guy.' And this is the year he blows it away."
I love that quote intensely. I hope we get to hear Foles actually talk in third person after a standout game this year. Foles may have the most bust potential of the quarterbacks ranked in the top 10. He has lost DeSean Jackson, and you have to wonder how much of last season was too fluky to repeat. He will certainly commit more turnovers, but perhaps McCoy is right. Perhaps Foles is that good. I would rather draft Robert Griffin III or Colin Kaepernick, guys with a little more history to their credit. Foles is actually coming off the board ahead of both of them, according to our ADP chart. But that's one reason why we love to play this game: You just never know.