McNabb 'worried' if Foles can repeat

July, 29, 2014
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Nick Foles had quite a memorable 2013 season for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Not only did the quarterback throw 27 touchdown passes against just two interceptions, he led the Eagles to a 10-6 record and an NFC East title.

Can Foles repeat the feat?

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That’s a question former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb answered during a recent roundtable discussion on Fox Sports 1.

“I’m just a little worried if he can do it for a full season,” McNabb said. “I’m just worried about that aspect, not so much of his health, but can you be consistent like what we saw last year? We’ve seen so many quarterbacks give us one year of greatness and then all of a sudden they can’t live up to the expectations. I’m not saying he can’t do that in that offense, but I think expectations are a little bit too high for Nick Foles. When you're in command of an offense like that, the confidence is so high going into this offseason about Nick Foles, instead of the offense. Guys remember that. Guys have that in mind going into workouts, and they're hearing so much about the quarterback.

“But for Nick Foles, he’s never truly been a guy where the focus is on him. In Philadelphia, the focus is on the quarterback. If he can’t do the same things he did in that first season, it’s going to be tough.”

Still, McNabb believes the Eagles can win the division again in 2014.

“I think this is the year that they repeat,” McNabb said. “What (coach) Chip Kelly has been able to do and the way that defense played in the last eight games of the season, I think they feed off of that going into this season.”

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