The Philadelphia Eagles and quarterback Nick Foles once again appear to be on a magical journey after grinding their way into the playoffs in an effort to properly defend their Super Bowl crown.
And similar to last year, it was a Carson Wentz injury that ushered Foles back into the starting job.
Can history now repeat itself? If it can, Foles, who was named Super Bowl LII MVP, will position himself for an even more substantial pay day this offseason, where he’s expected to be designated a franchise player and subsequently traded.
One former teammate, New York Giants linebacker Connor Barwin, is not at all surprised by Foles’ sudden success or that he’s gunning for his second Super Bowl title.
“That’s just his personality,” Barwin told NJ Advance Media. “He’s been through a lot. Had his ups and downs. He’s played at a super-high level, had some bad years, but he kind of never wavered. That’s just who he is. I think that he’s a guy that brings guys together. He can connect with everyone. He can talk to everyone. He doesn’t have a huge ego, and guys love playing with him, because of that. He’s been great in those special moments. People gravitate to people like that.”
“He’s got a huge arm. He can throw the deep ball as good as anybody. The year he went nuts with 27 touchdowns with Chip Kelly, the game we played against the Raiders, he threw like four 50-yard bombs to Riley Cooper. He’s got that, which can really open up a field, when a defense has to worry about that deep-ball.”
The thought of Foles on the Giants is an interesting one, not just because he’s playing at a top tier level or because the team will need to replace Eli Manning eventually, but because he has experience playing under head coach Pat Shurmur (2013).
Foles may ultimately be the name to watch this offseason. However unlikely it is that the Eagles would trade him to a divisional rival, you can bet the Giants and general manager Dave Gettleman will be on the horn just in case.