Let's just assume Edwards is gone. Then we're comparing Foles and Kafka. What's the difference? Kafka has 2 years experience. With 1 year under his belt, Kafka saw a few limited opportunities last year and fumbled it big time. If the Eagles weren't concerned, bringing in Edwards as the 3rd QB would have been fine. If they were confident in Kafka, 2 vets would have been brought in. If not confident and acknowledging Vick is fragile/older, drafting a QB with an eye to the future would be the case.
From local coverage: Foles is the wild card in the bunch. He is a rangy 6-foot-6 and can throw the ball out of the stadium. If Vick were to get hurt - and if Foles were reliable enough to run the offense, a big if for a rookie - it would be Foles who could actually keep the Eagles playing the same kind of football. He can't run like Vick, but he can make a defense respect DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.
--> And I think that big if, again, revolves around the opportunity he had last game and tomorrow night...an opportunity otherwise not anticipated to some degree.
Another source: If he continues to play well, it is possible, if not probable, that the rookie could open the season as the team's No. 2 quarterback behind Mike Vick.
-From Mornhinweg: "I have felt very comfortable with him when he knows exactly what he's doing in a particular play. I think he's executed at a high level.....His challenge is the whole offense and getting all those reps, because it appears he's quite a natural player."
--> Which he is now getting the chance at; much more so because of Kafka's injury
Random fact: In the last 51 years, the Eagles had taken only seven QBs among the first 100 picks in a draft (before Foles).
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