More specifically Pete Prisco, Senior NFL Columnist: In his annual column where he names the most overrated and underrated player on each team, Prisco named Nick Foles as the Eagles’ most overrated and Brandon Boykin the most underrated. On Foles, he said:
“Let’s slow the train down some, OK. He did some good things last season, but you’d think he was a star already. It takes time. Let’s see him do it again. Not saying he can’t, but let’s see it again.”
I don’t know if I’d call that “overrated,” but he’s right if a little condescending. While I fully believe in Foles and think he will have another great year, he didn’t play a full season last year, and I guess you can’t properly call someone one of the league’s best QBs when they haven’t started a full year. Whatever.
When it comes to Boykin, Prisco said:
” Who? He doesn’t start, but as the nickel corner he is a key to their defense. Boykin doesn’t have the size to be a full-time starter outside, but he is plenty good on the inside.”
I’m sorry Prisco, that “Who?” should be reserved for Walter Thurmond only. But really, all of this should probably be ignored since Prisco named Tony Romo the league’s 2nd most underrated player.