It was a long time coming, but the Carson Wentz banner that has graced the south side of Lincoln Financial Field is down. What has replaced it is one representing the Eagles’ triumph in Super Bowl LII:
The new banner is up at the Linc!!— Eagles Nation (@PHLEaglesNation) July 20, 2021
While it’s paying tribute to the entire Super Bowl squad, a victory that was a total team effort, Eagles fans are not stupid. Those hands hoisting the Lombardi Trophy belong to a special someone: Nicholas Edward Foles.
Now, I don’t believe this is some conspiracy that the Eagles are doing this at a diss to Wentz, who was never able to live down playing in Nick Foles’ shadow. Foles just happened to be the Super Bowl MVP, a guy who played the best game in the history of Philadelphia sports in the most important sporting event in the city’s history.
Yes, Foles has a statue, but he deserves so much more for all he’s given us.
On the latest episode of From the Bleachers, I discuss the new banner at the Linc, other possible ideas other than Foles that could have worked and make a case for Foles’ number to be retired when he hangs up his cleats for good.
As a bit of a bonus segment, I also made a plea for an NFL team to sign Frank Gore so that he could, however unlikely, have a chance to break Emmitt Smith’s all-time rushing yards record.
Nick Foles forever.
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