With starting quarterback Mike Vick finished for the remainder of the preseason, Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Nick Foles will be starting Friday night's game against the Cleveland Browns.
Coming off an impressive showing against the New England Patriots on Monday night, Foles has performed well thus far in two preseason appearances completing 24 of 38 passes for 361 passing yards and four touchdowns.
The 23-year old University of Arizona product hopes to build upon his strong start in the NFL against the Browns.
"I want to take it one play at a time, move the ball, and most [importantly] we want to put points on the board," Foles said to reporters. "It is really just executing the plays, one play at a time. Just continuing to excel [and] gain comfort in the offense and show the guys around me that I can go out and play at a high level with them."
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While its still obviously early in preseason and there's a long list of rookies who had great preseasons and were never heard from again, Foles has outplayed a number of QBs taken ahead of him in the 2012 draft. He was asked whether his draft position (3rd round) has left him with a bit of a chip on his shoulder?
"You know what, I don't even look at it like that. This is where I was meant to be. I couldn't have been happier than coming here. The fact that they believed in me and were the only team to work me out [that] I met with so I had a great comfort level. That's the only thing that is important to me. I am with the Eagles and I couldn't be happier than the great City of Philadelphia. It is special for me to be here. Everybody wants to be the best so [I'll] just keep working hard and help my teammates in any way possible. It is a team game and not an individual game. The quarterback might run the field but there are a lot of guys out there who you saw make a lot of huge plays who protected my butt. I just have to play at a high level and help these guys out."
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