Nick Foles Not Rattled By Magnitude Of Super Bowl

The Super Bowl will feature two quarterbacks with a combined eight Super Bowl appearances between them. However, Tom Brady has all eight of the appearances while Nick Foles has none.

With the Eagles backup quarterback getting ready for the biggest game of his career, Foles isn’t as intimidated as you would expect.

“Everyone asks me how I’m doing,” Foles said. “I’m good.”

Head coach Doug Pederson has been really impressed with how Foles has handled himself so far.

Super Bowl 2018 Nick Foles

“He’s really handled his business extremely well,” Pederson said. “He tries to block out the clutter, the noise, as much as he can and just focus on his job. He’s had a great week of preparation, and the last month has been really special for him. … He’s been able to handle it extremely well and put himself in a really good position.”

It shouldn’t be surprising that Foles is feeling confident considering the fact that he has completed 78 percent of his passes with three touchdowns and zero interceptions this postseason, and has a 75 percent completion rate in three career playoff games.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Foles’ playoff performance is the best of any quarterback with at least 50 postseason attempts. His performance against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game (three TDs, 141.4 QB rating) was arguably his best as a pro.

Even Patriots coach Bill Belichick had a lot of praise for Foles.

“The guy’s a good quarterback,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. “He’s smart, he knows where his receivers are. He’s very resourceful to work away from the rush, finds ways to throw, and throws accurately. He makes great decisions in there, RPO [run-pass option] or check-with-me type of game. He’s played great for them.”

Foles has been enjoying his time in Minnesota, but knows there’s still work to be done.

“To be in this position is extremely humbling, but at the same time, I know why we’re here,” he said. “I’m just a small piece to the puzzle, there’s so many other pieces to the puzzle, and that’s the beautiful thing about this team, is we’ve really had to depend on each other throughout the course of the year because of everything that happened. And to be here makes it even more special.”

February 1, 2018 by : Posted in 2018 No Comments

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