Two years in the past, Nick Foles contemplated retirement. On Sunday, he was Tremendous Bowl MVP.
It has been fairly the street for the 29-year-old journeyman, who joins former Giants and Washington quarterbacks Jeff Hostetler and Doug Williams to play in three or fewer common season video games and win the Tremendous Bowl.
Like Williams, Foles additionally earned MVP honors.
“Unbelievable,” he mentioned as he accepted the Lombardai Trophy. “All of the glory to God.”
Foles threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns, together with the game-winning rating when he discovered Zach Ertz to offer the Eagles a 39-33 lead with 2:21 remaining, which might finally show to be the totally different to beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots and produce Philadelphia its first Lombardi Trophy in franchise historical past.
“Now we have such an ideal group of fellows, such an ideal teaching workers, felt actual assured coming in and we simply went on the market and performed soccer,” he mentioned. “We have performed this recreation since we had been a bit of child, we dreamed about this second, loads of children watching this recreation now dreaming about this second and sometime might be right here and to be right here with my daughter, my spouse, my teammates, my dad and mom, this metropolis, I really feel very blessed.”
Foles didn’t simply do it together with his arm, both. He caught a landing move on a trick play to finish the primary half.
Tight finish Trey Burton threw a move to an open Foles, mimicking a play the Patriots ran earlier within the recreation however did not convert, to offer the Eagles a 22-12 lead on the half.
Foles must be requested to make one other gutsy play within the fourth quarter, too.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots at U.S. Financial institution Stadium
Earlier than Ertz’s go-ahead landing, Foles stored the seven minute and one second fourth quarter drive alive by discovering Ertz on a fourth-and-1 from their very own 45-yard line.
It is a far cry from the place Foles was simply two months in the past, serving as Carson Wentz’s backup and watching the 25-year-old put collectively a season that would have received him the common season MVP award had he not tore his ACL in Week 14.
However Foles, just like the Eagles when Wentz went down, embraced the underdog position and proved the doubters incorrect en path to a Tremendous Bowl victory.