When it’s all said and done, we’ll all remember Eagles quarterback Nick Foles differently, but we’ll all also be able to echo everything said by one Peter Schrager.
As if he hadn’t done enough to place himself in the minds of Philadelphia Eagles fans forever with his performance in Super Bowl 52, Nick Foles did it again. Everyone took notice, even one Peter Schrager of the NFL Network‘s highly popular Good Morning Football.
It’s like history repeated itself. Eagles star quarterback Carson Wentz went down, and Foles was, again, asked to step into the starting role, a role he deserved but would never be given because the Eagles were so committed to their franchise quarterback, and rightfully so.
Foles delivered with three-straight wins in three must-win games, and the Eagles reached the NFL PLayoffs. They even won, as underdogs, in the Wildcard Round. A loss followed a week later, but ‘Birds’ fans were somewhat satisfied.
Their team fought hard, showed the heart of a champion and gave all they had to give. In the wake of what was, in all likelihood, Foles’ final game, Schrager had this to say:
As hard as it may be to follow that, let’s try to sum this one up.
Foles has been the subject of much discussion over the past month. Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia even called him the greatest quarterback in Eagles history.
His legacy is he’s now a best-selling author, an inspiration to the city of Philadelphia and the Christian community, and a Super Bowl MVP.
Philly has its’ first Lombardi Trophy thanks, in large part, to him. He may never have to pay for a meal in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ again. At some point, his run in Philly will end for a second time, and we’ll all have to fight back tears. At some point, when that happens, we at ITI will have to write our own love letter to Foles (when we find the words).
At some point, we’ll look back and think about the time the ball slipped through the sure hands of Alshon Jeffery, and we’ll remember that it was Foles who ran over, picked him up off of the turf and was there for him.
Before Foles, Philly’s greatest underdog story was about a fictional boxer. That can’t be said anymore. No one will ever wear the number nine jersey again. No one should. For Eagles fans, that number has the same significance as the number 23 holds to every sports fan. We dare you to tell us that you disagree.