Eighty-six percent of people polled think Philly Inquirer sports columnist Phil Sheridan’s opinion on the Eagles backup QB options is SHIT!
It is hard to disagree with the majority. And the fact that Sheridan repeatedly brings up Donovan McNabb makes his opinion even more shitty. I don’t even want to think about Donovan until the day the Eagles retire his number.
But what I dislike the most is this comment: “the Eagles are going into a playoffs-or-bust season with arguably their wobbliest QB contingency plan since Mike McMahon’s year of throwing dangerously.”
Sheridan might as well slap Nick Foles and Trent Edwards across their faces with a 10-lb. dildo. McMahon is possibly the worst QB of the 2000s.
In 2005, McMahon came to the Eagles with seven previous starts at QB. He had a record of 1-6 and a 44% completion percentage. No QB in the NFL should be under 55% and the elite passers will be around 70%. McMahon shouldn’t have been in the league.
Trent Edwards isn’t Joe Montana but he’s a ton better than McMahon ever was. He’s made 33 starts and his teams have a 14-19 record in those games. Those teams were Buffalo and Jacksonville. Players like Shady McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin weren’t his teammates.
Edwards, a Stanford grad, should be smart enough to know that he needs to get the ball safely into the playmakers’ hands. He has a career 60% completion percentage, so he has proven to be efficient in the past.
As for Foles, I’m not as amped up as some of the talk-radio callers. He looked fantastic in the preseason. But will he play well when the lights shine brightest?
Only time and injuries to Michael Vick will tell. It’ll be better than McMahon’s half season in 2005, I assure you that.