It may seem unlikely to start an article with the headline above, Kevin Kolb and Nick Foles are two different people. They both play on two different teams, so what do they have in common? Allow me to give you a brief history lesson, but don’t worry I promise it won’t be too long and boring.
Kevin Kolb was drafted by the Eagles in the second round in the 2007 draft. After sitting on the bench and performing well as a backup his first two seasons, former head coach Andy Reid decided to turn the franchise over to Kevin Kolb at the start of the 2010 season.
Things were looking bleak for the Eagles, and they were down big early in the game; Kevin Kolb was out of the game with a concussion. In came Mike Vick and after an impressive win against the lions Mike Vick was named the starter for the rest of the season.
Just like that The Kevin Kolb era was over in Philadelphia, and he was traded the next season to Arizona. So what does any of this have to do with Nick Foles? Like Kolb, Foles has had problems staying healthy, and with the addition of Mark Sanchez in the off-season, I can see the above scenario playing out again.
Now granted Sanchez has not had much success in his career against the NFC, except being regulated to back up status after being a starter the last four years has left him hungry and with something to prove.
I’m not saying that Foles should be the starter, regardless of performance if he starts stinking it up. Then of course Kelly needs to look out for the team as a whole and should make a change at quarterback.
It wouldn’t be fair for Foles to lose his job because of injury. The Eagles got lucky once with Kevin Kolb not panning out in the NFL. I don’t see that happening again. But if the Nick Foles saga ends in Philly, it was fun while it lasted, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.