Eagles QB Nick Foles doesn’t care what his label is with Philadelphia
Not much digging is necessary when attempting to analyze who Nick Foles is.
“No one knows my label. It’s sort of been that way for a long time, and I’ve said it before, I don’t really care,” he said. “I know that I love my teammates, I love this city, I love playing for these coaches, and whatever they need of me, I’m going to give them everything I’ve got. That’s how I play the game. You don’t need to come out and say, ‘Hey, you’re the starter,’ ‘You’re the backup,’ whatever, you’re going to get me. That’s it. It’s not going to affect me. If that affects me, I’ve probably got some issues I’ve got to deal with.”
Foles, 29, represents one of the most unlikely Super Bowl heroes in the history of the game. From up-and-coming Pro Bowler under Chip Kelly to journeyman bench player to Super Bowl MVP, the man is tough to designate.
He just cannot be labeled and he’d have it no other way.
“I think I just lean on what I’ve gone through in my life, playing the game and just focusing on the moment, focusing on now,” he said. “There’s going to be a lot of distractions. There’s always going to be a lot of distractions in the NFL — that’s just how it is, it’s on the biggest stage — but really focusing on what I have to do now to help my team win, help me be at my best physically when I’m out there on the field and mentally, because that will ultimately help my team no matter what role I’m playing. I always focus on that and it just alleviates everything around me and makes everything a lot more simple.”
Foles enters the 2018 NFL season as the clear-cut backup to starter Carson Wentz.