NICK FOLES VS. TONY ROMO
Now that we have established Nick Foles is a capable and dangerous passing threat, let’s compare him to Tony Romo. In order to do so I projected his pace as if he attempted all of the 193 passes thrown by the Eagles this season.
Both QB’s would be relatively close in attempts, completion %, and yards. The turnovers would be near as we can’t expect Nick Foles to go unscathed over the 132 more attempts that were added to create this pace comparison.
Romo has a respectful turnover rate of 1 per every 55 attempts, not too bad. His TD to INT ratio of 14 to 3 is quite impressive. If Foles continues his hot hand, he’s on pace to have trumped Romo with 19 TD’s by now.
The concerning section of the chart is sacks allowed. Vick is equal with Tony at 14 sacks each, yet Vick has 86 fewer attempts. However, with Foles the Eagles would be on pace to allow only 6 sacks blocking for him.
Since the above comparison involves a pace projection, and Foles only has 61 actual attempts to date, the conclusion that sticks out most for me is that Tony Romo is having an amazing year.