There’s no lack of confidence by the Philadelphia Eagles in the man that will be starting when ‘The Birds’ spread their wings in Los Angeles. We’re talking about quarterback Nick Foles.
‘He’s the Super Bowl MVP. We’ll be alright’. That’s not even ten words ladies and gentlemen, but in that simplistic statement, everything you need to know about what one of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ leaders on defense, Malcolm Jenkins, thinks about the team’s new starter under center, quarterback Nick Foles.
The announcement that Foles would start when the Eagles battle the Los Angeles Rams came on Friday after the news came suddenly that Carson Wentz was dealing with a fracture in his back and may have been dealing with that injury for a while.
Everyone’s bought in.
One man that’s proven to be a pretty steady target for both Wentz and Foles has been Philly’s reliable tight end Zach Ertz. The Philly media caught up with him, and here’s what he had to say:
You can argue, rather successfully, that ‘The Birds’ wouldn’t have hoisted the Lombardi Trophy a season ago without the work Nelson Agholor put in during his first season in the slot wide receiver position.
The Philly media caught up with him as well, and, just like Ertz, Agholor had a rather glowing report on the man that took home the MVP trophy for Super Bowl 52. Take a look at what he had to say:
Earlier in the week, NJ.com‘s Mike Kaye dropped a story on the Eagles players already rallying around him. To put things simply, they ‘just want him to be himself’.
Here’s a quote from Brandon Graham that was featured in that story.
"Nick is a hell of a player. I’ve been on both sides of it, where Nick struggled and Nick was blazing. He’s a leader in his own right too and I think he’s going to do a good job leading the offense…"
Check out some of the best tweets of the last few days:
The stakes may not be the same, but the situation is definitely familiar. Don’t expect the Eagles to mail it in during these next three games. Sure, they’ve been ravaged by injuries, but we’ve seen how they’ve played with their backs against the wall before.
Expect a strong finish by ‘The Birds’ in 2018.