Nick Foles has had one of the most puzzling careers in the NFL’s 100-year history. He looked like a star in the making in his first stint with the Eagles, but good old Chip Kelly had this idea, and that was to trade Foles to what was then the Saint Louis Rams for Sam Bradford.
Foles does nothing in Saint Louis other than being benched for Case Keenum. He moved on to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016. Meanwhile, Philly drafted a certain ginger-haired quarterback and shipped Bradford off to the Minnesota Vikings eight days before the regular season began.
They’d gain a first-round draft pick in 2017 and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in the 2018 NFL Draft for that one. That first-rounder would turn out to be the pick they would use to land Derek Barnett. Foles was re-signed that same offseason. Carson Wentz got hurt in both 2017 and 2018, and Foles led the Eagles with some late-season magic and two playoff runs.
2017’s postseason run resulted in Philly’s inaugural Super Bowl title. 2018’s run led them within a few plays of a second-consecutive NFC Championship Game appearance. No, Foles has never captured that magic anywhere else. No, he won’t be in the Hall of Fame, but you won’t find a single Eagles fan that has something to say about the only man on the planet that can ever say he was a Super Bowl MVP in a game that delivered the first Lombardi Trophy to Philadelphia.
Place his likeness where Abraham Lincoln’s is.