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Nick Foles wins 2018 Super Bowl MVP

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I never thought I’d be writing this headline.

NFL: Super Bowl LII-Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Shortly after the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl LII, Nick Foles was officially named this year’s Super Bowl MVP.

Think about how ridiculous that is.

Nick Foles. Super Bowl MVP!

This is the guy who flamed out as a starter with the Rams. This is the guy who almost retired early. This is the guy who looked downright terrible in the final two weeks of the regular season.

Super. Bowl. MVP.

The award is obviously well deserved. Foles went completed 28 of his 43 attempts (65.1% completion) for 373 yards, three touchdowns, one interception, and a 106.1 passer rating. And the interception came on an unlucky play where Alshon Jeffery tipped a pass into the waiting arms of a Patriots defender. Oh, and Foles CAUGHT a touchdown pass!

I’ll admit it: I was wrong to be as down on Foles as I was. I don’t think my concerns were TOTALLY unfounded since we saw him struggle. But I wasn’t giving him enough credit for his ability to get hot. Aided by good coaching and a strong support system, it’s clear that he’s able to have success.

Carson Wentz meant so much to the Eagles in 2017. He’s the one who mostly put the team in great position to end up with the No. 1 seed in the NFC. He’ll be back to serve as the Eagles’ franchise quarterback for a long time. It wouldn’t be shocking to see Wentz lead the Eagles back to this point.

But Foles is the guy who helped bring the Eagles their first Lombardi trophy in franchise history. For that, he’ll always be an Eagles legend.

I’m sorry for doubting you, Nick.


Re-live Foles’ Super Bowl MVP performance with these highlights.