According to a press release, Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Nick Foles has been awarded the highest possible honor one can achieve in the city of Philadelphia: being named the honorary captain of a Philadelphia Soul game.
If you weren't already aware, the Soul are Philadelphia's Arena Football League team. Former Eagles quarterback and current ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski holds ownership in the Soul and is also the team's president. The Soul kick off their season against the Jacksonville Sharks on Saturday April 19th (tomorrow) at 6 PM EST. The game takes place at Wells Fargo Center and can be viewed on ESPN3.
It's hardly a major deal but it's just a sign of how popular Foles is becoming in
Folesadelphia Philadelphia. You can sure bet that popularity will increase if he can find a way to build on his successful 2013 campaign.
Foles, a Texas native, is back in Philly due to the fact the Eagles' offseason workouts start on Monday April 21. For an outlook of the Eagles' offseason schedule, click here.