Eagles news: NIck Foles Super Bowl performance earns top-15 ranking

Nick Foles #9, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Nick Foles #9, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /

Well, that didn’t take long. It hasn’t even been two months since the time ran out on the Philadelphia Eagles‘ final game of the 2021-2022 NFL season, and it feels like next August won’t be here for two years. Perhaps you’ve found other ways to spend your time, but here at Inside The Iggles, we’re arguing about trade scenarios, mock drafts, and what the Birds might do come free agency.

We’ve also been checking out some of our friends to see what they’ve been up to. Take CBS Sports’ Bryan DeArdo for instance. He recently cooked up his list ranking every Super Bowl quarterback duel in the history of football’s biggest game. It’s a nice read, but Nick Foles‘ tussle with Tom Brady landed at number 40, a ranking that we took issue with.

In the end, we all talked and everything is good now. Bryan still thinks he’s right and that ‘Foles versus Brady’ remains 40th on his countdown of 56 Super Bowls. We still think we’re right that it deserves to be higher, but everything is cool. Who knows? Maybe we were being biased or emotional. That’s beside the point though. We’re going somewhere here.

That’s one of the reasons why what we do is so much fun. Everything is subjective, and we can have fun going back and forth about these things from now until the next Super Bowl. Don’t worry we’ll keep Mr. DeArdo straight for you (just kidding Bryan).

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Here’s a Super Bowl ranking that Eagles fans might fall in love with.

Welp! The year continues to fly by. For the first time, in the history of football (or Planet Earth), the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day came on consecutive days, and now both are in our rear-view mirror. The NFL Scouting Combine is the first major offseason event that we’ll be getting charged up about. In the meantime, DeArdo is again bringing us some good content.

Right about the same time that he dropped his ranking of Super Bowl quarterback duels, he also threw out a few theories on the best quarterback performances in football’s biggest game. You can best believe that he made sure that he let us know about it). This one might put a smile on your face though.

Foles’ 373-yard, three-touchdown passing performance versus the greatest dynasty in NFL history (and maybe the history of sports) lands at number 13. Here’s what DeArdo listed as his reasons for what he did.

"Against the Patriots, Foles completed one of the most improbable playoff runs in recent memory. Matching Brady score for score, Foles gave the Eagles the lead for good on a touchdown pass to Zach Ertz with 2:21 left. He was also on the receiving end of the ‘Philly Special’, a play that will forever be celebrated in the City of Brotherly Love."

We would have given him a slight boost for catching that touchdown pass to punctuate the greatest trick play in Super Bowl history (it was that good). We might even call Foles’ run the most improbable playoff run of all time. He beat the G.O.A.T. for goodness sakes, but the brilliance of some of the performances ranked ahead of him, Doug Williams’ onslaught in Super Bowl XXII and Joe Montana’s five-touchdown night in Super Bowl XXIV, are hard to deny.

Tom Brady’s come-from-behind performance in Super Bowl LI tops the list, just in case you’re interested.