Improbably, second string quarterback Nick Foles carried the Philadelphia Eagles to lofty heights with their first ever Super Bowl championship. But he may soar to even greater heights after he retires.
Foles, a born-again Christian, wants to be a first string pastor.
“I wanted to be a pastor in a high school. It’s on my heart,” Foles told the AP. “I took a leap of faith last year and signed up to take classes at seminary. I want to continue to learn and challenge my faith. It’s a challenge because you are writing papers that are biblically correct. You want to impact people’s hearts.”
Foles — and the Eagles — were somewhat of the underdogs of this year’s permutation of football glory. Not many thought they could out-pass Tom Brady or out-fox the Coach Bill Bellichick. After all, it’s no fluke that Brady and the Patriots have won five Super Bowls.
And when first-string QB Carson Wentz tore his ACL in the playoffs, there were those who saw the Eagles falling to earth with no more wind in their feathers.
In stepped Foles. He humiliated the Vikings to clinch the NFC conference championship.
Then he squared off with Brady, the QB famous for making NFL players look like a gaggle of high schoolers. He faced him calmly.
“I felt calm,” he said in CBN. “We have such a great group of guys, such a great coaching staff. We’re very blessed.”
Then Foles executed an audacious pass reception for a TD. It was a trick play. But what silenced his detractors was the fact that Brady had just attempted basically the same play — and failed. The king of the gridiron bumbled the ball.
Did Foles intentionally mock Brady, succeeding where the Master had fallen?
Whatever the motive, Foles was named MVP of the game. He also earned bragging rights: He became the first QB to pass and receive touchdown passes in a Super Bowl.
He bested Brady 41-33 and bagged the bragging rights.
But he isn’t bragging: “All glory to God,” he said. Read the rest about Nick Foles Christian.