Eagles head coach Doug Pederson is already tired of watching Nick Foles.
This past winter, Nick Foles shocked the world. He took over as the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in December when Carson Wentz tore his ACL. From that point, Foles looked like he should’ve been the starter for the Eagles all season long, as he compiled one of the best postseasons by a quarterback the NFL has seen.
He topped it off with a victory in Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots and was named Super Bowl MVP.
But that now seems like it was ages ago as the Eagles are three weeks into their preseason slate. Foles has been less than impressive thus far, and it’s to the point now where head coach Doug Pederson is tired of watching him.
“I’m done. I’ve seen enough,” Pederson said, according to Yahoo Sports.
The Eagles battled the Cleveland Browns on Thursday in their third game of the preseason. Foles played in the first half, completing 13 of 17 passes for 127 yards. While those numbers don’t look half bad, what really bugged Pederson was the fact that Foles threw two interceptions – one of them coming inside the five-yard line – and had a fumble as well.
“It’s very disappointing,” Pederson said. “He was calm before this game, I thought he’d settle in, not the case.”
Foles struggled against the Patriots the previous week too, only completing three of nine pass attempts for 44 yards. And since Wentz still has yet to return to action, there’s a solid chance Pederson will have no choice but to put Foles under center for the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 6 while anxiously waiting for Wentz’ knee to fully heal up.
Seven months ago, Foles was riding high as the Super Bowl MVP. But now, even his own head coach can’t wait to get him off the field. It’s safe to say that his 15 minutes of fame might be finished.