5. The Eagles come within a few plays of another NFC Championship appearance.
In 2018, Foles would begin the season as the Eagles’ starter at quarterback as Carson Wentz continued to recover from his ACL injury. He notched a 1-1 record while throwing for 451 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the process.
Here’s another of those stories that you’ve no doubt heard. Eventually, the decision would be made to sit Carson as he literally played the 2018 campaign with a broken back. Foles was back in the spotlight.
Nick started at QB for the final three weeks of the regular season, and that worked out well. He led Philadelphia to a 3-0 record while throwing for 962 yards and six touchdowns versus only three interceptions. The Eagles clinched a playoff spot for Philly in the process.
The NFC Wild Card Round was one to remember as the Eagles would slip by the Chicago Bears with a 16-15 win. Sadly, Philly’s campaign for a second consecutive NFC Championship Game appearance ended one week later as Foles’ final pass that he would ever throw in an Eagles jersey sailed through Alshon Jeffery’s hands and into the waiting arms of Marshon Lattimore leading to a 20-14 win by the New Orleans Saints. He hasn’t been on a stage as large as that one since.
Philly picked up his $20 million option in the offseason, but it was voided, allowing Foles to enter free agency with a chance to prove he still had some good football left in him. The questions now are about whether or not that’s still the case.