It’s really only fitting that on the same day that Carson Wentz mightily struggled in a Philadelphia Eagles tie against the Cincinnati Bengals, Nick Foles led the Chicago Bears to a big comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons.
You know, because we all needed more Wentz verus Foles discussion back in our lives. 2020, truly a wonderful year, was really missing that.
Foles taking over for Mitchell Trubisky always felt like an inevitably. Trubisky obviously stinks and Chicago employs a number of Foles allies on their coaching staff in head coach Matt Nagy (Foles’ offensive coordinator in 2016), offensive coordinator Bill Lazor (Foles’ quarterbacks coach in 2013), and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo (Foles’ quarterbacks coach in 2017).
Sure enough, Foles came in with the Bears down by 16 points with 9:58 remaining in the third quarter. He threw a pick on his first drive but bounced back and ultimately led the Bears to 17 unanswered points to win the game. Foles made a great throw to take the lead:
Nick Foles was legitimately bad for most of this game & extremely lucky on several plays, but this last throw is— Michael Kist (@MichaelKistNFL) September 28, 2020
If he sees 1-on-1 he's putting it up & trusting his guy to go get it. pic.twitter.com/xNvNR6JCeM
He Just Wins™.
Of course, it almost didn’t go so well for BDN. He nearly turned the ball over on a couple plays. Including throwing off his back foot into triple coverage ...
Same drive.. he throws a TD to Anthony Miller the next play... Atlanta just REFUSES to make a play - pic.twitter.com/am97fWmIFq— Michael Kist (@MichaelKistNFL) September 28, 2020
Hm, Falcons defenders inexplicably failing to pick off Foles? You don’t say.
Foles was incredibly mediocre up until this play.— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) March 14, 2020
If Keanu Neal didn’t jump here, the Eagles don’t have a Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/oHmgSBdJil
Seriously, though, good for Foles for getting a win — and presumably the starting job moving forward — with his new team. Always nice to see Eagles’ only Super Bowl MVP in franchise history do well.
Just annoying that it’s happening while Wentz is really struggling.
And, no, the Eagles aren’t going to be bringing Foles back to Philly. If he’s succeeding with Chicago, they’re going to have no desire to move on from BDN.