Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has a message for some of the NFL’s GMs
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and reigning Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles has a message for some of the NFL’s general managers.
One of the best and worst moves made by Philadelphia Eagles over the last both five years both involve the same person. In the category of boneheaded decisions, former Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, on March 10th of 2015, traded Nick Foles, a 2015 fourth-round selection and a 2016 second-round selection to what was then the Saint Louis Rams in exchange for Sam Bradford.
It’s still hard to believe isn’t it? If there was only time to discuss Sam Bradford’s agent, Tom Condon, and why any NFL superstar would entertain the idea of ever signing with anyone else. If he can do all that he’s done for Bradford, just think of what he could have done for someone like Tom Brady.
That’s another story for another time.
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If trading Foles was one of the worst moves we’ve seen the Eagles make recently, then, his reacquisition has to rank among the smartest.
You already know the story about Foles’ 2017-18 season. You already know about his commitment to his team and organization.
Need we even mention his humility and his contentment with his current role, being the backup quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles?
To be honest, if something about Foles’ personality bothers you, that may need to go into the category of a ‘you problem’.
Foles speaks with Jason Romano.
Let’s keep one thing in mind. The fact that we’re writing pieces like this one and the fact that Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports took the time to pen a recent piece about Foles’ message to NFL general managers means one thing. there must be a grumbling or two.
Philly’s backup quarterback and the reigning Super Bowl MVP is set to become a free agent in 2019. Thanks to Jason Romano’s Monday Sports Spectrum podcast, we have a recent quote on the subject.
Take a gander:
"People still don’t quite get it. Today, in our age, it’s all about getting first. It’s all about winning the race. It’s all about having that title, (but) I’ve never cared for the title of starting quarterback … I’m just a quarterback."
Let’s make long stories shorter.
For those of you who are still of the mindset that Foles’ humility may be a little overstated or rehearsed, just take a look at his recent literary work, Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds. If you’re still not convinced, take a look at the recent book tour he went on. Keep in mind the fact that he won’t keep any of the money from his book’s sales.
Why are we discussing this guy’s personality again?
Here’s more from Foles:
"I would love the opportunity to lead a team in the right situation, but I’m not just going to step into a situation (where) I don’t enjoy the people I’m working with, I don’t necessarily like the offense, (or) it’s not fun. There’s GMs (who are) listening to what I’m saying right now, (and they’re) saying, ‘I don’t want a guy like that. Everything’s got to be football … He’s got to want to be a starting quarterback,’ and, quite frankly, I don’t want to play for you because you’re not going to get who I am."
It bears repeating. If you’re an NFL general manager and anything about this guy’s personality makes you feel as though he wouldn’t make your team, offense and franchise better, then that’s a ‘you problem’.