Ryan Fitzpatrick and Nick Foles prosper as backup quarterbacks for Buccaneers and Eagles

WFTSPublished: September 14, 2018
Published: September 14, 2018

Gerald McCoy is puzzled when he hears people question the ability of fellow NFL players, particularly backup quarterbacks such as Nick Foles and Ryan Fitzpatrick. "It's the NFL," Tampa Bay's six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle said. "Everybody's good." Foles' success filling in for the injured Carson Wentz is one of the biggest reasons why the Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) were able to win the Super Bowl after losing their starting quarterback late last season. Fitzpatrick has McCoy's Buccaneers (1-0) off to a promising start without suspended starter Jameis Winston after playing arguably the best game of a 14-year career that includes stints with seven teams.

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