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Foles In Rare Company

Posted Nov 20, 2013

It's hard to quantify just how impressive Nick Foles has been for the Eagles this season. In five starts, Foles has completed 63.6 percent of his passes for 1,554 yards, 16 touchdowns and no interceptions. On the season, Foles' 128.0 quarterback rating is the league's best, topping Peyton Manning's 118.3 rating.

The biggest difference between Foles' production this season versus his rookie year is the absence of interceptions. He threw five interceptions in six starts in 2012 en route to a 79.1 quarterback rating for the year. For his career, though, Foles' first two seasons rank up with the very best in NFL history.

Foles' career quarterback rating of 97.6 is the sixth best in NFL history for any quarterback who has thrown at least 300 passes through his first two seasons. The company he keeps? Kurt Warner, Dan Marino, Russell Wilson, Ben Roethlisberger and Daunte Culpepper. Not too shabby. And oh by the way, Foles ranks one spot ahead of Robert Griffin III.

Quarterbacks In First Two Seasons
Player Years TD INT QB Rating
Kurt Warner 1998-'99 41 13 107.9
Dan Marino 1983-'84 68 23 104.5
Russell Wilson 2012-'13 45 16 102.1
Ben Roethlisberger 2004-'05 34 20 98.3
Daunte Culpepper 1999-'00 33 16 98.0
Nick Foles 2012-'13 22 5 97.6
Robert Griffin III 2012-'13 34 15 93.2
Carson Palmer 2004-'05 50 30 90.2
Jeff Garcia 1999-'00 42 21 89.7
Ken O'Brien 1984-'85 31 15 89.7

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