Nick Foles has been handed to the keys to the family car. Only that car is looks like its been in a crash, dad & mom are probably getting divorced and he still may have to find his own car next year...
But for now, the Eagles are Nick Foles team and he is their starting QB. After being named the starter for the remainder of the season, the rookie QB says his approach hasn't changed.
"I honestly just feel the same way," said Foles. "I'm going to keep preparing the way that I've been preparing. Like I said before, always prepare like you are the starter and I get to play another game with the guys. I can't wait to go out there and play."
These 7 games Foles gets to play this season, rightly or wrongly, will be seen as a major bellweather for his career. If he doesn't show something this season, there's a decent chance that a new regime come in and looks to find their own QB. So is he looking at this opportunity like his one big shot?
"You don't think of it that way. You just think of it as football. Like you said, there are only 32 jobs but you don't make it too big. You take it one day at a time. I just think of it that we have great guys in this locker room and it's a great team to be a part of with all the coaches and everyone who works here. We're all in it together. It's great to be a quarterback here in a great place like this."
One of the areas where Foles has impressed and won the respect of teammates has been his willingness to stick in the pocket and take hit to make a throw. He says that's just part of the job.
"Yeah, that's the way I've always played. You just have to have that vision downfield. Those guys are blocking their butts off up front, the backs are helping and you have the receivers running their butts off downfield, so it's your job as the quarterback to sit in there and make the throw no matter what. You play this game long enough, you figure out how to do it. You've just got to keep your vision downfield and you can't feel the rush."