Or so they thought.

You look at Foles' numbers or his actual performance on the field, and you wonder how he ever put together the 2013 season that gave Eagles fans the false hope he could be the team's next franchise quarterback. In seven of his nine starts this season he has failed to throw for 200 yards, and he has thrown more than one touchdown pass in a game just once. In four games, he failed to throw for even one touchdown. Only five of his 24 starts with the Eagles ended without him throwing a touchdown. He threw for 200 or more yards in 18 of his starts and 300 or more eight times.

But now, even after signing a two-year extension that guaranteed him nearly $14 million, Foles is on the bench, and you have to wonder when the Rams will go in a different direction when the season is over.