4. Nick Foles leads the Eagles to their first Super Bowl in their history.
During the 2017 offseason, Foles returned to where everything started, signing a two-year deal with Philadelphia, one where he would cash in on close to $16 million in bonuses and incentives. He was signed to back up the young gun starter, Carson Wentz, who began what would wind up being an Eagles Super Bowl run on fire. Sadly, that flame would flicker and burn out.
You know the story well. You’ve shared it 200 times. Carson Wentz would tear his ACL and MCL during a Week 13 win against the Los Angeles Rams. Foles entered the lineup and never looked back for the remainder of that season.
Nick crafted a 2-1 record as the starter, tallying 439 yards passing, five touchdowns, and two interceptions.
In Wild Card Round, he would narrowly lead the Birds over the Atlanta Falcons with a 15-10 win. In the NFC Championship, everything came together. Foles would throw for 373 yards and three touchdowns in a dominating 38-7 win.
Super Bowl LII was his crowning achievement. He would outduel Tom Brady to lead the Eagles to their first Super Bowl trophy. He’d be named Super Bowl MVP after throwing for over 373 passing yards and three touchdowns.
Oh, how can we forget? Perhaps you’ve heard the story. He also caught a touchdown pass in that one.