Donovan McNabb thinks the Eagles will repeat as NFC East champs, but he believes expectations for Nick Foles might be a tad high going into 2014.
“I’m just a little worried if he can do it for a full season,” McNabb said during a roundtable discussion on Fox Sports 1. “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 gonna be tough.”
After host Joel Klatt jokingly asked McNabb how he would know, the former Eagles quarterback said: “Yeah, I know. Just be ready for the boos.”
While he’s unsure about what Foles will do in 2014, McNabb sees the Eagles as the favorite in the division.
“I think this is the year that they repeat,” he said. “…What 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.”