Nick Foles is leaving the Philadelphia Eagles to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars but not without saying goodbye first. The 2018 Super Bowl MVP wrote an article for The Players’ Tribune entitled “Thank You, Philly.”
You should obviously go read the entire thing but here’s a snippet:
And then last but not least, I want to thank the city of Philadelphia, and Eagles fans everywhere.
Because for as much of an honor as it’s been to play for this team and this city…… the truest privilege has been over the last year, in the time since we won the Super Bowl — having Eagles fans share their stories with me. Having them remind me of how we didn’t just win the Super Bowl; we won the Eagles’ first Super Bowl ever. Getting to hear from Philly natives about how their father, or father’s father, or mother, or mother’s mother, cried tears of happiness after the game. Learning about how, for most people, rooting for the Eagles is more than a decision — it’s a birthright.
Philadelphia, thank you for welcoming me into yours.
You will forever be a part of mine.
It goes without saying that BDN will always be a legend in Philly.
Here’s hoping Foles finds success with his new team down in Jacksonville. He will be missed.