After absolutely shredding the Houston Texans' defense for 471 yards and four touchdowns, the Eagles will go with quarterback Nick Foles once again on Sunday as they take on the Washington Redskins with a playoff berth on the line.
Foles is once again taking the Eagles and their fans on another magical ride, and there's no reason to stick him back on the bench with the team firing on all cylinders when he's the signal caller, especially when Carson Wentz isn't fully healthy and Philly's passing game is thriving better than ever.
Foles got absolutely crushed by Jadeveon Clowney on their game-winning drive, staying down for several minutes before leaving the field under his own power. Nate Sudfeld took over for one play before the magic man returned and helped lead his team to victory.
Many were worried that he suffered some sort of rib or chest injury, but Foles luckily only suffered a stinger and had the wind knocked out of him.
The Eagles need a victory against the Redskins and a Minnesota Vikings loss to the Chicago Bears to take the No. 6 seed in the NFC. If they were to make it, they'd be a team that NOBODY wants to see because we all know what a Foles-led team in the playoffs can do.
Eagles will stick with Nick Foles, evaluate Carson Wentz after this weekend https://t.co/jiKmLLqomm— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 24, 2018
Head coach Doug Pederson made it clear they were going to evaluate Carson Wentz after Week 17, opening up the possibility of a potential playoff return.
With Wentz dealing with a stress fracture and Foles playing as well as he is, the Eagles would be better off leaving Foles as the starter.
The team seems to perform well with him as the signal caller, and there's no reason to jeopardize your franchise quarterback's future when Foles can get the job done himself.