Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Regression of Nick Foles.

by John Turney

Foles in 2014 Pro Bowl. Credit: Wikipedia.
In 2013 Nick Foles was the breakout quarterback of the year, thriving in Chip Kelley's offense, he put up amazing numbers most notably 27 touchdowns to just two interceptions.

However, starting in a 2014 game versus the San Francisco 49ers, Foles seemed to take more steps backwards, leading him to be traded out of Philadelphia to the St. Louis Rams. And with the Rams he has taken even more steps back.

In his last 15 starts, consisting of 490 pass attempts, he has declined in production in a stark way, especially compared to his previous 488 attempts, which is composed of 17 games and 14 starts. (A couple of those games he barely played, so to come up with an apples to apples comparison, I chose a stretch that had a similar amount of passing attempts.

Graphic: Pro Football Journal
After a 3 interception game versus the Bengals Sunday, Rams Head coach Jeff Fisher has stated that when Case Keenum can pass the concussion protocal he will return as the Rams starting quarterback. No doubt Foles has played himself into a hole. The question no one is sure is: Why?


  1. I think it's the regression of the Chip Kelly all friends. Then Mike Vick looked OK at first and he's really know better an NFL quarterbacks and Mark Sanchez is now that's a league figured it out if you came tumbling passes to produce in that scheme.