The Philadelphia Eagles are currently 7-2 and in first place of the NFC East ahead of the Dallas Cowboys. Chip Kelly s Eagles have been outstanding on special teams, better than a year ago on D, and actually below par to their standard on offense. Nick Foles has thrown for 2163 yards 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions before going down with a broken collar bone, in the 1st quarter of last Sundays game versus the Texans. His season to this point has been disappointing for the lack of a better term after just a season ago shattering touchdown to interception ratio records. He looked like the long term solution and the future of the Eagles at the QB spot. This year has been totally different. Chip Kelly s offense was a thing of beauty last year, the whole team was clicking on all cylinders. Even with the recession of Foles the Eagles have found away to pound out wins mainly behind free agent acquisition Darren Sproles and outstanding special teams play. The reins will be turned over to former 1st round(#5 overall) pick in 2009 by the New York Jets, to keep the Eagles hopes of making the playoffs and contending for the championship while Nick Foles heals. Sanchez played well in relief of Foles to finish off with a victory at Houston. On Monday Night Football the Eagles tore the Panthers apart, the defense and special teams were flat out dominate and Sanchez went 20-37 for 332 yds and 2 TDs. Sanchez played very well and shows he stills has it and it doesn’t seem to matter who plays QB for the Eagles that they will be successful. Sanchez will be a restricted free agent this off season and his future is questionable. There are rumors that eagles management had soured on Foles before his week 9 collarbone injury and Matt Barkley thy former USC product hasn’t shown as anything special. It doesn’t seem to be that the future of the Eagles quarterback position isn’t currently on the roster. The question is than who will lead the Eagles into the future. Our attention turns to the NFL draft. The biggest notables that should be available if they declare for the 2015 NFL draft will be Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, Florida States Jameis Winston, UCLA’s Brett Hundley and Mississippi States Dak Prescott. Any one of these quarterbacks would be a dynamic addition to Philadelphia’s potent offense.
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The defending Heisman trophy winner, defending BCS National Title champ and MVP Jameis Winston is a very interesting possibility for the Eagles. Steps up big in the clutch and can pull it down and run as well as throw on the run very accurately, would be a a huge addition to the Eagles offense. Sometimes takes too many changes and bad decision making but the potential is there. Could be very dangerous in Chip Kelly’s offense.
The “seamless” fit and #1 target the Philadelphia Eagles will have when the season ends regardless of how this year goes will be to get star quarterback for the Oregon Ducks, Marcus Mariota. At this times the unquestionable best player in college football and Heisman favorite is a true student of the game. Always striving to perfect his game, watching film, and studying the playbook there is probably no smarter player than Mariota at this time. He rarely makes bad decisions with the football and displays incredible arm strength and accuracy. When a pass isn’t there he will pull it down and take off or will get the ball out of play. This year his offensive line hasn’t been able to stay healthy and provide protection but it hasn’t stopped him from leading the Ducks to a #3 ranking in the College Football Playoff rankings. Chip Kelly coached Mariota during his freshman year at Oregon and reuniting them seems like the perfect thing to do. The Eagles and Ducks run very similar offenses with the hurry up and play calling is very much alike. In my eyes and in the eyes of the NFL Philly will go after and do about anything it takes to draft Mariota without hampering the organization.
“Moving up and mortgaging your future for a receiver does not make sense, but I’d do it for a quarterback,” a general manager from another team went on record saying, “I don’t know if Mariota would be worth it, but he might be for Chip (Kelly) because the hardest part at quarterback is the learning curve. Mariota would be seamless in Philadelphia.”