Eagles head coach Chip Kelly officially ruled out Nick Foles for Philadelphia's Week 16 game against the Washington Redskins. According to a report from Mike Garafolo, the third-year Eagles quarterback also won't be available for Philadelphia's Week 17 game against the New York Giants.
Said on @AmericasPregame just now, Eagles source says Nick Foles unlikely to play Week 17 as well. Playoffs TBD ... if they get there.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 15, 2014
This news doesn't really come as a surprise. Foles still hasn't recovered from the fractured collarbone injury he suffered in Week 9.
With Foles out, it's up to Mark Sanchez to help the Eagles win their final two games and qualify for the 2015 NFL playoffs. Along with winning, Philadelphia will need some other teams to lose in order to qualify for post-season play.
In the unlikely event that the Eagles do qualify for the playoffs, it still be remains to be seen if Foles will play. Not only would there be concerns about his health, but there would also be concerns about rust from having missed at least two months of football.