Nick Foles Facing a Possible ‘Turning Point’ Game for the Philadelphia Eagles

October 20, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Playing the hated Dallas Cowboys with first place in the NFC East on the line might not be the only thing at stake for the Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles. 
In 40 years, the Eagles have drafted only five quarterbacks in the third round or higher.
Two (Randall Cunningham and Donovan McNabb) did quite well for themselves. One (Bobby Hoying) did a lot worse. Another (Kevin Kolb) is leaning toward the path of disappointment.
The jury is still out on the last and most recent one: Foles. And his next start may be the one that dictates his career trajectory.
Each player had a "turning point" game. For Cunningham and McNabb, it was a stepping stone, a glimpse of good things to come. For Hoying and Kolb, it signaled the best they could offer before ultimately disappointing. 
A second-round pick in 1985, Cunningham spelled veteran Ron Jaworski for his first two seasons in the league, and his NFL career did not begin fortuitously. Even in a part-time,...

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