Last season Nick Foles was a back up to Alex Smith in Kansas City. He considered retirement before deciding to join Andy Reid. Prior to that, Foles was the Rams starting quarterback for 11 games in their final season in St. Louis. Sunday, he’ll be leading the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles into Super Bowl LII against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
“I can’t wait to play Super Bowl Sunday, and I can’t wait to go against this challenge,” said Foles who was part of the Super Bowl Opening Night at the Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson didn’t coach Foles in Kansas City. When Foles arrived to back up Alex Smith of the Chiefs, Pederson was already in his first year in Philadelphia and Andy Reid knew the talent that Foles possessed. However it was Pederson, the Eagles QB coach under Reid, who saw something in Foles when he was a rookie coming out of Arizona. Pederson was the only coach to give Foles a pre-draft workout.
Pederson and Foles’ careers come full circle in Super Bowl LII.