Nick Foles was drafted in the third round this past April and was expected to head into Week 1 as the third quarterback behind Mike Kafka on the depth chart. However, Foles has had two exceptional performances in preseason, and given Kafka’s broken hand, Foles may edge out Kafka for the top back-up spot.
Veteran Trent Edwards also is in the mix, but he's best-suited as a third quarterback at best. And while Foles has all the potential in the world—especially given his big arm, the fact that he's coached by Andy Reid and that he has a slew of talent surrounding him on the field—the team probably would prefer that he not be forced into action in 2012 when Vick gets hurt.
That means the Eagles may need to look elsewhere for their back-up quarterback, unless they really want to trust Kafka to get the job done. Here are seven players around the league who could be a good fit.