Nick Foles: My wife said the team needs me

AP

Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles and his wife, Tori, recently suffered through a miscarriage. Nick Foles returned to OTAs on Thursday. On Friday, he made it clear that he came back to work at the behest of his wife.

“If my wife needed me at home right now, I’d be at home,” Foles said, via ESPN.com. “That’s just me being honest. She’s the one who said, ‘Go, the team needs you right now.’ She knows I’m coming home right away [after practice]. So that’s her. It really is as simple as that.

“If she says, ‘I need you to stay home,’ I’m going to call the team right now and just say I need to be home. The great thing is the team said as long as I need, whatever I need, they understand. They’ve been wonderful. But at the same time, my wife also knows; she wants me to be here because we’re building something right here.”

It’s a gesture that surely won’t be lost on Foles’ new teammates, the kind of thing that will command their respect and inspire them to find a way to fight through far lesser forms of adversity and inconvenience.

35 responses to “Nick Foles: My wife said the team needs me

  1. People like to crap on organized religion, I am one of them, but I also am not so blind to believe there are not individuals who embrace the tenets of their religion “properly“. And those individuals often do things better than I do in life.

  2. Such a class act. Here’s one Eagles fan that would love to see him hoisting another Lombardi trophy.

  3. I personally kinda hold a grudge on Foles for beating my Pats in SB52, but I cant help but like this guy! Great Guy!

  4. When you pay someone 50+ million dollars it is not unreasonable to expect the unreasonable. I don’t think going back to work makes him some sort of hero.

  5. Now just compare this to Beckham and Bell and you understand why Nick is a leader.

  6. cobrala2 says:
    May 31, 2019 at 6:25 pm
    People like to crap on organized religion, I am one of them, but I also am not so blind to believe there are not individuals who embrace the tenets of their religion “properly“. And those individuals often do things better than I do in life.
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    We all have an innate wisdom that tells us there is more than just science to what we see going on in front of us. Science can answer many daily questions but some things we just know. Why someone wouldn’t embrace thousands of years of wisdom for their life is a head scratcher.

  7. Behind every good man is usually a good woman and that’s the case here. Way to put the priorities in the right place. All the best to the Foles family.

  8. Anyone who watches the NFL can’t help but like Nick Foles. The guy is a class act all the way.

  9. My Prayers are with the Both of You, I’m a parent also and the lost of one of my Kids would just crush me… Much Love and Respect…

  10. Foles would be a “leader” as well as a husband and father. Good for you Mr. Foles…you’re living a tough time.

    Didn’t his agent or one of his “people” remind everyone that OTA’s are voluntary? Oh yeah… that was a different guy who professed to wanting to be a leader of his new team and then didn’t show up for his new teammates.

  11. Hey Kenowest? Who said he was a hero? And who cares how much he makes? Your wife miscarries, you take care of the family. His wife knows he has a job, and many families depend on that. She strong and sacrificed for the good of many. You, you just looked got a way to negatively get some attention with an arrogant comment. Congrats. Thoughts and condolences to the Foles family.

  12. Don’t understand why this kind of thing happens to the nicest people. Best to Nick and the whole Foles fam. I’m not religous but it’s people like him that make me at least consider it.

  13. I’ve been where Nick & his wife are now. It’s HORRIBLE! Football aside, Nick is a stand up human being. I can easily stand up for him when so many players make it hard to do so.

  14. C’mon, man. I’m a Jags fan and I love Nick Foles. That said, my wife and I had three miscarriages. I never missed a day of work. Man up, and get the hell back out on the field.

  15. I cant imagine something as personal as this being so public. Foles seems like a good guy and and I feel awful for him and his wife. It took my brother weeks to get to the point to announce it even with me when it happened to him and his wife.

    I hope his wife truly wanted him to join the team and he didnt misread it, I would hate for any lasting ill feelings in a circumstance like this. there are certain life events that are just near impossible to read. Football isnt family no matter how much they use that slogan.

  16. Being a journeyman QB, people questioned very little on how it effects his family, especially his wife. She Seems like a very strong supportive wife. Big part to blame why Nick is a Champion. Best wishes to the Foles.

  17. He’s never played on a team that I’ve cheered for, but definitely in my top 5 favorite players. The guy is humble and unique, and apparently his wife is the same way… Much love to this guy and his family

  18. Wife and I suffered through two and each were extremely difficult to process. Already looked him before and I feel for the Foles family.
    Hang in there, it’ll never fully heal but every day you’ll get a little stronger.

    When I hear all this Roe v Wade stuff in the news, I think about all the Moms and Dads that have lost an unborn child… It’s sickening

  19. Take good care of the Foles family, Jacksonville. We want him back after you get your Lombardi.

    – Philly

  20. scouseyank1 says:
    May 31, 2019 at 7:10 pm
    Now just compare this to Beckham and Bell and you understand why Nick is a leader.

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    Tom Brady isn’t at OTA’s either what are you really trying to say ….

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