With Super Bowl LII one for the books after being won by the underdog team, The Philadelphia Eagles, as well as their backup quarterback, we felt an article dedicated to this was in order.
The Philadelphia Eagles may have won NFL championships but never the Super Bowl! Not to mention the 3 NFL championships they did win were long ago in 1948,1949, & 1960. And although they qualified for the Super Bowl 3 times and the games leading into the “Big Game” 21 times they never have brought home the Lombardi trophy. That is, until this past Sunday! Who lead them to this great victory and also received the MVP award for the game? Non other than backup Quarterback Nick Foles. Nick who is no stranger to the NFL, after being drafted to the Eagles in 2012 never really has gotten his moment to shine. When he finally did he was able to lead his team to victory with a 41-33 win over the New England Patriots.
Foles in fact had considered leaving the NFL as well as professional football all together last off-season when he seemed to be at the end of his professional career. Having gotten off to a rough start with the Eagles, starting only 24 games in 3 seasons, and being benched by the coach after an incredible season in 2013, he was traded to the St. Louis Rams. After playing only one season with them he left and was in Kansas for a year before taking an off season. Following his off-season he rejoined the Eagles this year with a two year contract to backup Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. When Carson sustained an ACL season ending injury, Foles stepped up to the plate to fill his shoes for the rest of the season. While most were skeptical at first of Nick Foles quarterback abilities he proved any doubter or haters wrong. Not only did Foles leave Sunday with a Super Bowl ring and a trophy for Most Valuable Player, he also made history as the first ever quarterback to both throw and catch a touchdown in a single game. While we are sure Wentz is happy for his team’s victory it probably is hard to swallow having to sit out of the winning game. What we do know is that Nick Foles is a force to be reckoned with and this is is his moment to shine. While Pats fans are undoubtedly upset over the loss for Brady, it’s refreshing to see both the underdog team and the backup quarterback reach such great heights. Congratulations Philadelphia Eagles and Nick Foles!