Nick Foles has a career record of 29-29, but he’s 1-0 against Tom Brady in the Super Bowl and that’s all that matters! The Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to keel over and die in 2017 following the devastating injury to starting quarterback Carson Wentz. Wentz was an MVP candidate throughout most of the year and without him under center, the Eagles weren’t supposed to be Super Bowl contenders. Throughout their run to the Big Game, they were underdogs in every game they played. That didn’t stop them though.
Foles, a man who has never started more than 12 games in a season, and has journeyed from Philly to Kansas City back to Philly on to Jacksonville, Chicago, and finally Indianapolis, got the best of Brady. Foles threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns in that game. He also caught a touchdown during a play that would become known as the “Philly Special.” Meanwhile, when Brady tried to play receiver in that game, he let the ball slip right through his hands.
Foles was just toying with his food. Brady never stood a chance. Brady threw for 505 yards, and still lost by a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Brady could have thrown for 700 yards, and somehow Foles would’ve managed to pull out the victory, because that’s what elite quarterbacks do. Clearly, Brady is not and never was elite. That’s just science.