Eagles hero has become perfect candidate to replace Eli Manning


CHICAGO — I’ve seen all I need to see now: If there is any chance that Nick Foles becomes a free agent, he is the best option to succeed Eli Manning.
Go get Nick Foles.

If the Eagles do not franchise him to trade him, go get Nick Foles.

He won’t come cheap, no.

I would no longer be afraid to show him the money.

Buyer beware? What would the Giants have to lose?

It isn’t often you see a team believe in a quarterback the way the Eagles believe in Foles, the Miracle Man who declawed the Bears 16-15 to set up a showdown with his Westlake H.S. (Austin, Tx.) predecessor Drew Brees next Sunday.

Foles (25-for-40, 266 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs) silencing Soldier Field and the Bears the way he did with the season on the line Sunday night only adds to his legend and offers more evidence that following in Manning’s footsteps on the big and bright New York stage would not make him blink, or scare him.

Lifting the Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship a year ago was clearly no fluke.

“He’s the same guy whether it’s the first play or the last play, whether it’s the preseason or the Super Bowl,” Zach Ertz said. “I think his identity is not bound by football. He knows he’s gonna be the same guy no matter what happens on that field, and guys love playing for him.”