Forget football – Who needs Nick Foles’ services as a shooter on an NBA team?
The NFL offseason has officially begun for all 32 teams around the league. Unfortunately, the Philadelphia Eagles season ended a few weeks ago. So guys already started using their off time to relax after a tough and long season. There’s still a couple of months left before spring workouts, but players are going to have to figure out what to do with themselves in order to stay in shape. And what better way to do that then to play another sport that you love?
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles isn’t just a preacher in training, who happens to play football. He’s also a bit of a stud on the basketball court as well. NBC’s Cris Collinsworth had mentioned it many times during Super Bowl LII last season, but not everybody got to see his real skills as a sharpshooter on the court. Thankfully, Foles decided to launch a long-range jump shot for Villanova Men’s basketball coach, Jay Wright to put on Twitter for everybody to see.
Foles is dropping buckets in the driveway
Lately, Foles has been on Jay Wright’s radar, as he was pictured with a Nova shirt on just last week. This time around though, we get to see Foles put his jump shot to the test. Now, we could sit back and speculate that this probably took a few takes before Foles got the perfect shot off, but we wouldn’t doubt if he did this all in one take. After all, Foles’ jump shot really is as good as advertised. We’ve seen it before during his first stint with the Eagles when Foles was making his media rounds after his miraculous season in 2013.
Also, Foles’ high school football coach let the world know last season that he truly was a basketball star, but ultimately chose to play football. Could he have made the NBA if he pursued it? Well, that’s debatable. However, when asked about his game, Foles’ former coach described him as being ‘a crazy shooter.’ And as it turns out, he really is no joke when it comes to long-range jumpers. The Eagles may be trading him away soon, but maybe the Sixers could use him until he has to pack up and move to another city?