If you want to crown Nick Foles now, then crown him. But he is not who you think he is. Not yet anyhow.
Putting Foles at the same level as those quarterbacks is premature at best. (It's also early to say Foles is at the same level as veterans like DeSean Jackson, Jason Peters and Cameron Wake, who were revealed on the list this week.) Those guys have arrived. We are still figuring out how good Foles can be, and whether he's even a quarterback Chip Kelly will build around for years to come.
After 11 starts, we know that Foles has great numbers. But he often doesn't play to his box score when you turn on Game Rewind. Foles benefited from fantastic pass protection and a quarterback-friendly scheme around him. He took advantage of his surroundings with good decision-making and a surprisingly accurate deep ball. He avoided big mistakes, even if he held on to the ball too long at times.
Foles was usually not the primary reason Philadelphia won games. One typical example: The Eagles beat a very good Arizona team despite Foles not being sharp. (Carson Palmer was mostly better that day.) Foles was a cog in the bigger Eagles offensive machine, which is a sign of good coaching. The Eagles tried not to ask him to do too much.
This isn't to diminish Foles' season. But even Kelly would privately admit Foles isn't a top 10 quarterback. He's a promising young option who has a lot more to do before the Eagles even commit to him long-term. We don't know yet what Foles is.
Here are five more takeaways from Wednesday's show: