PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The last thing anyone expected out of the 2013 Eagles season was a storybook performance from Nick Foles.
After Michael Vick won the starting quarterback job, and relatively convincingly, before the season began, many figured that Foles would be a solid backup, or trade-bait. It worked out a little better than that for the second-year player out of Arizona.READ MORE: Commuters Make Backup Plans Ahead Of SEPTA Strike Vote
Foles not only ended up as the Eagles starter, but he set records. He set a lot of records. He tied a record for TD passes in one game, set a record for QB rating in a calendar month, set a record for TD to interception ratio, and had the third best QB rating of all-time. All of that while helping the Eagles to a 7-1 second half record, and a NFC East title.
After the game, Foles sounded more like a seasoned veteran, than a second year player. No longer guarded, but honest and straight-forward.READ MORE: Philadelphia Participates In National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
“It’s tough to lose. It hurts. I’m hurting inside right now, in my heart, but I’m going to keep my head held high because I love my teammates, I love this city, and I’m going to keep fighting for this city,” Foles said. “I’m going to keep playing and this team is going to keep playing. I know that the season is over, but we’re going to keep working.”
“We’re going to keep growing as a team. I love playing here. I love this city, I love this team, I love this organization because I know the heart of it. The heart of it is the heart of Philadelphia. It’s like Coach Kelly said, we fight and we’re going to keep fighting.”MORE NEWS: 52-Year-Old Shot To Death In Chester, Police Say