Nick Foles refuses to let his Philadelphia story end for vanguard sports , CHICAGO — Nick Foles says he knows there will be a time when . Pardon the rest of us if we say we’re not so sure .
His unlikely ride with the Philadelphia Eagles finally comes to an end and he’s forced to take his kelly green jersey off one last time.
The reigning Super Bowl champion quarterback is kryptonite to the offseason set of golf clubs; the antidote to locker cleanout day. The Eagles’ future still belongs to Carson Wentz, sure, but the past and present continue to be dominated by a backup quarterback writing a legend that Wentz will be hard pressed to match.
Glance at the stat sheet from Sunday’s 16-15 NFC wild-card win over the Chicago Bears and you might not walk away that impressed.
It was the least of Foles’ four playoff performances from a numbers standpoint: 25-of-40 passing for 266 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions .
His quarterback rating of 77.7 — while a great number for a Vegas slot machine — was his first playoff rating that failed to hit triple digits.
And yet when you consider Foles’ entire day — bouncing back from two first-half turnovers, leading bookend touchdown drives in the second half and playing in a road atmosphere he called the most hostile of his career .
“It wasn’t pretty at times,” Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said when asked about Foles. “But he hung in there and did some good things.”
The rest of the first half was much more of a struggle with Foles throwing two picks, including one in the end zone.