Nick Foles wins Super Bowl MVP honors

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Does the Super Bowl MVP really go back to being a backup?

Nick Foles, who became the Eagles starting quarterback after Carson Wentz seriously injured his knee in Week 14, starred in Super Bowl LII. Foles completed 28 of 43 passes for 373 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.

He also became the first player in Super Bowl history to throw and catch a touchdown, catching a 1-yard pass from Trey Burton on a trick play in the first half.

Foles was named Super Bowl MVP in a vote of select media and fans online balloting.

Tom Brady had won two of the last three Super Bowl MVP awards, with Von Miller taking the award in Super Bowl 50. Brady would have won his third in four years if the Patriots had won the game. He broke his own Super Bowl record set last season with 505 passing yards after passing for 466 last year against the Falcons.

While Foles passed for fewer yards, he made more big plays to lead his team to victory. It is what he has done the entire postseason.

In three playoff games, Foles completed 77 of 106 passes for 971 yards with six touchdowns and an interception.

Wentz, of course, will return healthy next season. So with Foles under contract for another season, the Eagles will have a decision on whether to trade Foles in the offseason.

88 responses to “Nick Foles wins Super Bowl MVP honors

  1. Incredible Super Bowl. Brady is one helluva QB. Philly was just the better team.

    Congrats Philly. You have now finally contributed a Lombardi to the conference that’s king of the Lombardis – NFC East.

  2. Is Foles going to the bench? He has been playing like an MVP since he came in.

    Are they going to trade him, he will be worth a lot… but IMO Wentz’s style of play is why he got hurt and if he continues to play like that, he will continue to get hurt.

    FOLES>WENTZ

  3. Congratulations iggles well deserved and now enjoy this it’s an awesome feeling ,,,but now I must tell you I have to go back to hasten ,once again you are Champions of the World 1960 has become 2017 awesome

  4. Just think, Chip Kelly got rid of Foles. How glad do you think Philly fans are that Kelly is gone. Foles was incredible in this game. He carved up NEs defense like a Thanksgiving turkey.

  5. Saw this with Wentz once a few years back, will someone take a chance that this time he’s for real???

    He’s now tied with Aaron Rodgers for SB titles
    And has one more than any Vikings player in history…

  6. tqaztec says:
    February 4, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    He’s now tied with Aaron Rodgers for SB titles

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    And ahead of any Viking.

  7. Tom wilted under the pressure. Maybe if he got a tuck call he wouldn’t have cost his team the game.
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    I know your a hater and everything but you think it had anything to do with the defense giving up 44 points?

    I didn’t see Brady ‘wilt’ once.

  8. What an Amazing game for Foot Long Foles and the Eagles. An Amazing Super Bowl. I think I gotta get checked for high blood pressure tomorrow.

  9. bleedingfacemask says:
    February 4, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    The quarterback controversy in Philly begins…

    NOW

    Keep trying. Isn’t going to happen.

  10. Father Time is UNDEFEATED! Go EAGLES!!!!!! Having once lived in Philly I’m so happy for their franchise to be World Champions!!!!!!

  11. Congratulations to the Eagles on a well deserved win. Very happy for Foles, and congrats on winnung a well deaerved MVP, good things come to those who wait. Patriots fans, hold youe heads up high. Lost 9 people last year, family and friends. So remember, it could be worse. It’s only a game and good luck next season. Signing off!

  12. I almost have mixed feelings cuz Nick Foles, who just led us to the Super Bowl and won MVP isnt gonna be here next year as our starting QB.. Yeah Wentz is better, but man it’s a weird feeling. Grown so attached to this amazing team during this Playoff run. Now its time to go out and party with the rest of the city. It’s pure mayhem outside my house.

  13. I’m glad the Eagles won but can’t help but wonder about the MVP having to come from the winning team. Foles was good but Brady was better, and Foles got a lot more help from the run game. If I remember right, long ago one of the Cowboys was the MVP even though the Steelers won the game.

  14. From a lifelong Pats fan, congratulations to all the true Eagles fans! It was a heck of a game. No excuses from this Pats fan.

    To all the trolls and anti-Pats fans, I would be willing to bet the Pats will begin the year with higher expectations than your team! Make all the jokes and comments about all the Pats Super Bowl losses and then try to remember what your team’s trophy case looks like!

    Great season Eagles and Patriots?

  15. Eagles fan here, proud of the team. But I have to say Tom Brady is still the greatest football player of all time. He was incredible, the Eagles defense just made one phenomenal play when they needed it most. What a great game.

  16. honalulublue says:
    February 4, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Always helps to knock out the opponent’s deep threat with a cheap head shot. Legal or not.
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    Like GRONK did against Buffalo you mean?

  17. honalulublue says:
    February 4, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Always helps to knock out the opponent’s deep threat with a cheap head shot. Legal or not.

    It was not a cheap shot at all. The safety was chasing hard and Cooks reversed course right into him and got blasted.

  18. It’s been a great end-of-season run for Foles, but if not for Wentz, I doubt the Eagles would have been in this position. I’d be shocked if the Eagles opted for Foles over Wentz.

  19. I love people saying the patriots suck. That tom Brady sucks. Sure. Yeah five super bowls and you suck. Lol. Sorry but this loss doesn’t somehow wipe out 5 Super Bowl titles. Tom Brady played better than any qb in Super Bowl history today. His defense let him down.

  20. Guess who Minnesota is going to trade for to be their starting QB…
    Not only to play but to give information on how to beat the Eagles when they play next year…
    Minnesota doesn’t want either gimpy QB, Bradford OR Bridgewater (who will only be on the team if his contract gets tolled.
    Keenum gets rattled too easily, and cannot play from behind, plus he needs a fire lit, (like the threat of benching every game) to play decently..
    Wait for March 14th to hear it, but you heard it here first.. Minnesota will over pay for ANOTHER QB from Philly!

  21. I’m really happy for that 99-year-old Eagles fan they featured. It would be cool if Lurie gives them a ring.

  22. Wasn’t Foles a starter a few years ago? Didn’t he win a bunch of games and make the playoffs? Didn’t he have a ridiculous TD- INT ratio? People acting like he was some scrub from nowhere. He played a fantastic game tonight. But he wasn’t the guy that stripped the ball from Brady.
    That was the biggest play in the game

  23. steelcurtainn says:
    February 4, 2018 at 11:27 pm
    Here comes the excuses?

    No excuses. The Eagles deserved to win and it was a great offensive performance by both teams. The Eagles made the play they needed to win. I think everyone expected Brady to march the offense down the field and score, get the 2 point conversion and then go to overtime. Didn’t happen, and we’re fine with the effort.

    The Steelers offseason will still be long for you though. They still have to figure out how to beat the Patriots. The Eagles did tonight. We’ll be in the hunt again next year—and still the same thorn in the Steelers side.

  24. I’m a Giants fan and this was a tough one. The more I thought about it, I actually started rooting for the Eagles. They just looked hungrier and as a Yankee fan, it becomes ho-hum to keep winning.

    You need other franchises to win. It’s good for football and the fans. In the end, good for the NFC East (which Dallas should not be in btw).

    Congrats to the Eagles. Well deserved and especially for Foles to be run out of town by an amateur and then to be the SB MVP. He’ll be in Philly next year but he made his kids rich because of what will happen the year after.

  25. Not having Edelman and Cook hurt but it is not an ezcuse. Don’t forget Nick Foles has a uniform in the HOF. He is a very good QB who has been under rated during his career. Always been a Foles fan. To the Brady and Pats haters, how many of your teams have never been to the Super Bowl? The jealousy ia showing. Congrats to Nick Foles and the Eagles on a great Championship.

  26. Not quite sure what the eagles secondary was doing tonight. Guys were running wide open all night but give Brady credit. He found them and delivered the ball. He had over 500 yards passing. It certainly wasn’t his fault.

  27. So Tom Brady and the perfect Patriots get destroyed by SUPERBOWL MVP NICK FOLES? You can’t make this stuff up folks. You don’t even have to, because it’s reality.

  28. So many Patriots’ fans whining and complaining. I’m sure if Foles had lost he wouldn’t have run to the locker room like a sad little loser baby.

  29. Lifelong Cowboys fan originating in the Roger Staubach era…..

    Have to take my hat off to Philly. I hate em but, wow. I didn’t think they could pull it off. Even watching the game…. I kept waiting for Foles to throw that pick 6 that would change/define the game. Instead, he played his rear off, again.

    As painful as it is for me to say, Congrats Philly fans, enjoy the moment.

  30. They should give rings to McNabb, BDawk, Cunningham, and one for Reggie White’s family. So many great Eagles that never got a ring. Heck, send one to Shady McCoy and DJax. Not their fault Chip shipped them out.

  31. Lifelong Cowboys fan originating in the Roger Staubach era…..

    Have to take my hat off to Philly. I hate em but, wow. I didn’t think they could pull it off. Even watching the game…. I kept waiting for Foles to throw that pick 6 that would change/define the game. Instead, he played his rear off, again.

    As painful as it is for me to say, Congrats Philly fans, enjoy the moment.

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    As a lifelong Giants fan (going back to 64) I concur. Can’t stand the old and middle Cowboys and the McNab run Eagles. But, it is the NFC and I do dislike the Red Sox and the fan base. Tough one to call but like I said, I started rooting for the Eagles. Mainly because of Foles and my dislike for the way Kelly ruined them and ran him out of town. Karma at it’s best. He who laughs last and all that…

  32. taintedsaints2009 says:
    February 4, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    I love people saying the patriots suck. That tom Brady sucks. Sure. Yeah five super bowls and you suck. Lol. Sorry but this loss doesn’t somehow wipe out 5 Super Bowl titles. Tom Brady played better than any qb in Super Bowl history today. His defense let him down.

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    Indeed, although he had a rare choke at the end. The fact is, Tom Brady has lost more Superbowls than most QBs have been in, even hall of famers. Before any Patriot-hater points a finger and mocks, tell me how great you would think your team was if it had lost 3 of the past 11 Superbowls, not even winning any in between. I suspect you would have all sorts of reasons to brag. Just ask the Bills and Vikings. They still remember their glory days of losing Superbowls a lot. But while the Eagles have all sorts of cap problems next season before even considering resigning free agents, the Patriots have $14 Million in space to re-sign, Solder, Dion Lewis, Amendola and Burkhead. Yeah, they’ll get them all for less than half that, restructure a few deals and still make a splash in free agency. Fr all the talk I’m hearing about the end of the dynasty… I’ve heard it before and will believe it when the Patriots don’t win the AFC East or when Brady plays like Manning in his last season.

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