Kelly announced it at his press conference today as the team begins preparations for the visit from the 7-4 Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
It is no surprise Foles is the starting quarterback. He has played some of the best football in the NFL over the last month. Just three weeks ago against the Raiders, he tied an NFL record for most touchdown passes in a single game. Foles, 24, completed the game with 22 completions on 28 attempts for 406 yards with a franchise and NFL-record seven touchdown passes against the Raiders on November 3rd. Foles accomplished all of this in three quarters only having the ball for 15:56.
To put "seven touchdown passes" into perspective: the Raiders entered the game with seven total touchdown passes as a team - Foles matched that in one game, right in front of them. Along with the Raiders, the Vikings and Jaguars didn't have seven total touchdown passes through Week 9, either.
Foles became just the seventh player in NFL history to throw seven touchdown passes in one game and the second Eagles quarterback to do so joining Adrian Burk, who did so in 1954. Foles did it just 59 days after Peyton Manning did it to open the Broncos' 2013 season. Prior to Manning, the feat had not been accomplished in 44 year's dating back to Joe Kapp's performance against the Baltimore Colts in 1969.
On the year, Foles is completing 63.6% of his passes for 1,554 yards, 16 touchdowns, and no interceptions with a QB rating of 128.0. He has also surprised pretty much everybody by rushing 30 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns.
This is the right call from Kelly. There's no taking the ball from Foles with the way he is playing right now.
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