Nick Foles offers advice to Jalen Hurts ahead of Super Bowl LVII; says he hopes to retire as an Eagle
It’s only been five years since Nick Foles hoisted the Lombardi Trophy after guiding the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl title. With everything that’s transpired with the organization during the time since, those five years have felt like a lifetime.
Since that miraculous championship run, Foles has suited up for three separate franchises – Jacksonville, Chicago, and he’s currently a member of the Indianapolis Colts.
On Thursday, Foles was back in Philadelphia for the first time since his departure following the 2018-’19 season. He was in town to testify in a medical negligence lawsuit involving his former teammate, Chris Maragos. So, he wasn’t really in town to commemorate his former team and their accomplishments this season, but the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.
Outside of the courtroom, Foles was approached by the Philadelphia Inquirer and he offered some advice for the next Eagles QB to suit up in the big game, Jalen Hurts.
Nick Foles on Jalen Hurts entering Super Bowl LVII
“I think, just do what he’s been doing,” Nick Foles said. “He’s had an MVP–caliber year. Most importantly, he’s been leading the guys well, and they respond to him. You can tell that when he steps on the field there is a huge effect to the game, and that’s what makes a player so valuable. And not only that, he doesn’t have to do it himself. He has great players around him. He’s got a great O-line. He’s got a great D. He’s got a great team. Just go do your part and you’re going to be fine.”
Nick Foles’ run back in 2017 was the stuff of legend; a story that Hollywood would dismiss if a script was presented to them.
For Jalen Hurts, this journey to Super Bowl LVII feels like the culmination of everything he’s endured as a player, dating all the way back to his college days.
It’s the personification of hard work, dedication, and DAWG mentalility.
Although Foles is still under contract with the Colts, he would welcome a return to Philly if the opportunity presented itself. “I look forward to coming back and visiting the city and, you know, hopefully even, when it’s all said and done, just retiring an Eagle,” Nick Foles said. “I think that’s the right thing to do.”
Whenever Foles decides to hang up the cleats, there’s no doubt he’ll retire an Eagle. His best moments as an NFL player came in this city. We have a fucking statue of Foles outside of The Linc. He’ll always be an Eagle. And hopefully in about a week and a half, he won’t be the only Eagles QB to ever hold the Lombardi Trophy.
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