Nick Foles: The version of me right now is much better than the Super Bowl version

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Nick Foles is the best third-string quarterback in the NFL, which means the Super Bowl LII MVP likely won’t remain in Chicago all season.

Bears coach Matt Nagy acknowledged last weekend he expects teams “absolutely” to seek a trade for Foles, who said Monday that a couple of teams were interested in deal for him this offseason. The Bears are willing to work with Foles on his next team.

Foles has never started more than 11 games in a season. But in his six starts for the Eagles in 2017, including three postseason games, Foles was as good as any quarterback in the game in going 5-1 with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions.

Entering his 10th season, Foles believes he’s even better now.

“Listen, I’m 32. I feel great,” Foles said, via Kevin Fishbain of TheAthletic.com. “The version of me right now is much better than the version that played in the Super Bowl, I’ll tell you that. And I’m confident in that. So put that through your mind. I know that. I know what this game’s about. You have to have the whole package as a team. You have to have everyone in there. Top down has to be great. If it’s not great, you’re going to be mediocre. I’ve seen it. I’ve been a part of it. And unfortunately, when you’re a quarterback, you’ve got to go through a bunch of the bologna. But that’s part of it.”

12 responses to “Nick Foles: The version of me right now is much better than the Super Bowl version

  1. What a great story Foles is. I wish him well and suspect he’ll be making some more noise again in the future.

  2. I don’t know what it is, but aside from 2013 and his two playoff runs with Eagles, he has been mediocre to terrible everywhere else he has been.

  3. therealtrenches says:
    August 2, 2021 at 8:34 pm
    I don’t know what it is, but aside from 2013 and his two playoff runs with Eagles, he has been mediocre to terrible everywhere else he has been

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    Nick foles when used properly can elevate a good team but he’s not going to drag a bad team to the playoffs.

    If you have a playoff team needing a QB you can win with him. If you have the Jaguars or the Bears he isn’t going to be the savior.

    He needs a good offensive line, good receivers, and an OC who understands which plays he excels at.

  4. Maybe if this was still 2013 and there was little to no film on him in the league. He is what he is, a situational player. Your starter went down? Great plug and play guy. Starting QB? Not so much.

  5. That’s why he’s 3rd string on the Bears.
    Prolly the worst qb to ever win a Superbowl.
    Yes, Dilfer was better.

  6. this guy is such a clown! If not for the defense bailing him out vs the Falcons he doesn’t even sniff the super bowl and if not for Brandon Grahams strip sack of Brady he doesn’t win the Super Bowl. not sure how intelligent football minds don’t see that, but then again by some of the comments on here there are not any intelligent football minds

  7. Probably the worst quarterback to ever win a super bowl. Eagles won the luckiest sb in the history of the NFL.

  8. eagleswin says:
    August 2, 2021 at 9:19 pm
    therealtrenches says:
    August 2, 2021 at 8:34 pm
    I don’t know what it is, but aside from 2013 and his two playoff runs with Eagles, he has been mediocre to terrible everywhere else he has been

    ————————————–

    Nick foles when used properly can elevate a good team but he’s not going to drag a bad team to the playoffs.

    If you have a playoff team needing a QB you can win with him. If you have the Jaguars or the Bears he isn’t going to be the savior.

    He needs a good offensive line, good receivers, and an OC who understands which plays he excels at.

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    I don’t disagree with you. QBs need good supporting casts. That would make him like any NFL QB with average to above average skills.

    But it seems like something else is going on with Foles…the Eagles put injury-riddled o-lines and patchwork backfields and receiving corps around him in both of his recent playoff runs there. But he played really sharp football most of the time.

    In his other stints, even when he had protection and open receivers to throw to, he was mistake prone.

    It’s that intangible part of the game that makes it so interesting…

  9. People say Nick Foles was nothing but a lucky part time starter due to his struggles after leaving the Eagles. Most Qb’s would struggle with what he had to deal with. The Jaguars barely gave him a chance after he came back from injury. An injury that happened on a play where he threw a beautiful TD pass.

    When he went to Chicago it was basically the same problem he had with the Jaguars. No real help around him and poor coaching, “at least where he is concerned.” With the right coaches, an average to above average O-line, and some average to above average receivers around him, he would play well. He won’t pull a rabbit out of his hat but if he goes to a good to great team, he can help them win..

    He is not a franchise Qb, most Qb’s are not. The main thing is that if put on the right teams he will do a good job. Maybe not all time great but enough to win games. With good coaches and an at least good team around him, I would take him with no concerns at all.

    I do not think him going to the Colts is a good idea. It would be rather akward having him stepping in for Carson Wentz again. I wish my Texans were a better team because I would love to have him as at least the backup second string Qb.

    I hope Nick gets a fair chance to play on a good team that believes in him and uses him accordingly. He deserves a fair chance and coaches and teammates that believe in him.

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