Nick Foles considered retirement before regaining his love of the game in Kansas City

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His year in St. Louis sapped the love of the game from Nick Foles. He was done.

“In my heart at that time, I was probably going to step away from the game,” Foles said Tuesday. “But I also knew that being in that situation that I had to take a few days just to let all of the emotions settle.”

Foles had just turned 27 and was only two years removed from a Pro Bowl season when he threw 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Yet, his football future was in doubt.

“It had nothing to do with starting,” Foles said. “I really had to go with my heart in that situation. Getting the opportunity to step away, I went on a fly fishing/camping trip with my brother-in-law, Ryan, and coming back and just asking my wife Tori about it, I still didn’t have a clear decision about what I wanted to do.

“But that’s when I really prayed and really asked God for guidance. There wasn’t a sure path. I really just took a step on faith. I knew that I’d have more growth as a person going back to the game.”

Foles worked out his release with the Rams, rejoined Andy Reid in Kansas City for a season and regained his joy. His career now has come full circle, back to where it started, and he has the Eagles within one game of their first Super Bowl title.

17 responses to “Nick Foles considered retirement before regaining his love of the game in Kansas City

  1. When he took over for Wentz, I posted that the Eagles probably have the best situation possible with him as backup.

    I got overwhelming thumbs down votes.

    What do you guys have to say now?

  2. TheWizard says:
    January 30, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    When he took over for Wentz, I posted that the Eagles probably have the best situation possible with him as backup.

    I got overwhelming thumbs down votes.

    What do you guys have to say now?
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    You got lucky?

  3. This post season should keep Jeff Fisher from ever getting a head coaching job ever again. He had the Beatles but thought guitar bands were on their way out.

  4. Belichick will eat this guy alive. I don’t see how the Eagles move the ball against Belichick’s defense.

  5. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 30, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Belichick will eat this guy alive. I don’t see how the Eagles move the ball against Belichick’s defense.
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    They didn’t seem to have much trouble against the Vikings defense.

  6. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 30, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Belichick will eat this guy alive. I don’t see how the Eagles move the ball against Belichick’s defense.

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    This is a trend I’ve been seeing with pats fans over the past week. A lot of talk, but all generalized and not anything of any substance. Just stuff like “pats have Brady / BB so it’s over”

    If you’re gonna bring something, bring something worth a read.

  7. I think simply considering it for a few days is not quite close to retiring. I doubt his wife backed him up on it, since the paychecks are good. As far a there being “a clear path,” well, again, the checks are better than anything else he was going to get at 27 years old and no real world experience, so…..drama.

  8. I’ll never understand how seemingly intelligent adults can believe that they can say things in their head and an invisible wizard who lives in the sky will hear them and help.

  9. Whose running backs got more rushing tds?Recieving Tds?Whose defense allowed the fewest rushing tds?Whose got the most sacks?Whose oline allowed the least?Whose defense allowed the least amount of points the last 10 games and rarely allowed 4th quarter points.Nick is not carson.Yes they beat the vikings and if philly got those long tds and return tds”every game” then yes I would say they are unbeatable,but they don’t.The Patriots have heard about olines,dlines,RPO,R2D2,How they gonna stop this and that…blah blah all year.They are everyones measuring stick and philly is just…NEXT.

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