At the half, Eagles QB Nick Foles has overtaken 1972 rookie John Reaves’ record for passing yards in a season (it stood at 1,508; Foles has already surpassed that today with 1,511), and he’s got another half to go.
In fact, Foles has quietly become Rookie of the Team with a few records prior to today’s game. He beat 1939’s Davey O’Brien with completions in a game (32) and yards in a game (381).
He also had the Eagles’ first rushing TD by a rookie QB since Reaves did it in ’72. McNabb, a rushing QB not of a Robert Griffin or Cam Newton caliber, still never rushed for a TD as an Eagle rookie. Foles even holds the record for most completions in a season by a rookie with 113 prior to today’s game. Now he’s got 127 with a game and a half left to play.
Could this be what the Eagles need in a future team?
Or will Foles fizzle out, as so many before him have done?