The Philadelphia Eagles are all in on Nick Foles, and one teammate in particular thinks Foles is ready to make a jump towards elite status.
Over the weekend at his charity basketball game, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy told CSN Philly that “Foles has taken a jump to become a star.”
“Nick Foles has really taken a jump, to really being a star,” McCoy said, per CSN Philly. “He showed us a glimpse of him being a great player with his stats, and being in a tough situation he had to take over, but he’s really turned it on, I think it’s more confidence: ‘No matter if I throw 20 interceptions, I’m the starting quarterback.’ And that plays a big role, because you can play confident. You can be real confident and make plays. Not scared to use his talent to make an extra play.”
Most of the offseason has been spent discussing Foles’ contract status, and whether or not he can duplicate last seasons amazing performance. McCoy acknowledged that he sees a totally different Foles.
“Just being confident,” McCoy said of what’s different with Foles in Year 2. “There’s not a throw that he won’t take. Last year, he had a great percentage as far as completions, no interceptions, that type of thing. And now he’s not thinking that. He’s smart with the ball, there’s plays that he knows he can make that he takes.”