Drew Brees’ pregame text to Nick Foles reminded him that “it’s just football”

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As good as Texas high school football is, Nick Foles became only the second quarterback from the state to start and win a Super Bowl. He and Drew Brees went to the same high school, too, with both grooming at Austin Westlake a decade apart.

The two established a relationship because of their high school tie.

“A guy I’ve always looked up to and still do,” Foles said at the Monday day-after press conference. “He just does it the right way. Obviously, he’s one of the greatest of all time.”

When Brees texts, Foles listens. And the Saints quarterback sent the Eagles quarterback a pregame text message.

“A lot of the message I’ll keep to myself, but the big thing was going into this game, he just reminded me that it’s just football,” Foles said. “There’s a lot of things going on, pregame, a longer pregame, a big halftime show, but at the end of the day when you’re out there, the game will settle down, and it’ll just be football.”

Foles passed for 373 yards and three touchdowns and caught a 1-yard touchdown pass in winning MVP honors.

“He was right,” Foles said. “You don’t really know. I’ve never played in a Super Bowl. It’s the biggest stage there is in this game, something you dream about as a kid, so when you’re out there, you don’t know how your body’s going to react, you don’t know how your mind’s going to react. I was able to settle down.”

12 responses to “Drew Brees’ pregame text to Nick Foles reminded him that “it’s just football”

  1. “A lot of the message I’ll keep to myself.”

    Hmmm…I wonder what the rest of it said. Maybe something like “please go out there and beat those SOB Patriots?” VERY intriguing…

  2. Brady runs off the field was just another arrogant classless act on the sidelines of the Pats. Game is over folks no need for this action. Foles has no respect since he took this team over, I laugh a A Smith on First Take today giving no due to a MVP of a Super Bowl , no announcers for five weeks have given him credit, in all respect he is the one who deserves to be the MVP of the league. Brady is know as the best ever so why does he deserve the MVP when Foles one a championship for a team all wrote off.

  3. therealtrenches says:
    February 5, 2018 at 11:05 am
    “A lot of the message I’ll keep to myself.”

    Hmmm…I wonder what the rest of it said. Maybe something like “please go out there and beat those SOB Patriots?” VERY intriguing…

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    I know I would have texted that.

  4. cheetasnevaprospa says:
    February 5, 2018 at 10:57 am
    Brees is the real GOAT. Just look at the stats. Wins are a team stat, BTW.
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    I was going to say the same thing. Once again Brees shows what a class act he is while pft commenters show how cool they are by hating on him.

    By the way, Foles was brilliant last night! Congrats, Philly!

  5. There are people who have “class” without even trying: Brees, Foles, the Mannings. Then, there are those who cannot even pretend; Wilson, Rodgers, Brady. Sad to say the least.

  6. I will say this. Drew Brees is my favorite player. I think he is the 2nd best QB ever to Brady. However, I can’t believe the hate being spewed towards either one of these guys. They have both handled their entire careers with class. Brady constantly compliments other teams and gives credit to his teammates, while never having a look at me moment. He has worked his tail off his entire life to get where he is. He was never the golden boy like Manning. He was screwed over in college, and had to earn everything he has gotten. Same with Drew Brees. Undersized, cast aside by a dumb organization, and he helped bring a city back from disaster. Meanwhile, people cheer for all of these brain-dead players who have the worst attitudes I’ve ever seen. Id on’t get it. These are 2 all time greats with the right attitude, can’t people just enjoy that?

  7. Iamgine where San Diego would be today if they had traded Rivers instead of Brees? A lot better team with a Super Bowl or two. After I wrote San Diego I remembered they are LA’s extra back up team. They will always be the San Diego Chargers to many of us.

  8. Drew Brees is the best quarterback to ever breathe. He has the stats to prove it and brady gets all the credit, when his receiver were wide open all game and it is not hard to throw screen passes. Brees can actually throw down field with accuracy. Not to mention Malcolm Butler bailed him out and so did adam viniteri

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