Lurie stops short of anointing Foles as a franchise quarterback
Summary of 5 articles · Updated Jan 6, 2014
Which brings us to the obvious No. 2 reason why Lurie avoided the question: The Eagles don't know yet if Foles is the quarterback who can lead them to a Super Bowl. Foles will be the starter next season. "I don't want to comment on any player, but how can you not be impressed with Nick, with everything he has accomplished, including tonight?" Lurie said immediately after the Eagles' 26-24 playoff loss to the Saints on Saturday. Foles didn’t make any killer mistakes, but he took a sack that pushed kicker Alex Henery to the limit of his range, leading to a missed 48-yard attempt. In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Sports and the Shutdown Corner blog, former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath counts himself a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles second-year quarterback.
Is Nick Foles a franchise quarterback? It's a very simple question, but a complicated one to answer. Even Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie couldn't give an affirmative response after Foles led the league in passer rating and set an NFL record in touchdown-to-…