The debate over whether Nick Foles is a viable franchise quarterback has raged all offseason, but you know whose opinion Philadelphia Eagles fans were dying to hear the entire time? Donovan McNabb’s, of course.
McNabb was a guest of Harry Mayes and Brian Baldinger on 97.5 The Fanatic Tuesday morning (helmet sticker to NJ.com), where the signal-caller-turned-Fox-Sports-analyst was pressed for his assessment of Foles, specifically whether the 25-year-old has what it takes to be a franchise QB. To the surprise of no one, McNabb doesn’t think this Johnny-come-lately Foles character has what it takes to follow in his footsteps.
"I really can't answer that at this particular point, but if I had to give a take, I would say no. I think what he will do, he won't do what he did last year, that just won't happen. I see him being maybe a 25 touchdown, maybe 8, maybe 10 interception guy."
Before we all crush McNabb for giving his opinion, try to keep in mind that is the man’s job now, so you can’t expect him to just “go away.” He’s not hanging around specifically to torture Eagles fans, you know. And to be fair, McNabb didn’t give off the vibe he had a real strong opinion one way or the other on this subject, either.
That being said, No. 5 rarely if ever makes local headlines for saying something positive in regard to Philadelphia or the Eagles. Most recently, McNabb chimed in that Foles should be prepared to hear boos. I guess now we know why?
McNabb was also in the news recently with the announcement that he will be in the broadcast booth for Fox this season, including for Eagles games. That should be interesting.
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