Eagles quarterback Nick Foles named Super Bowl LII MVP
Quarterback Nick Foles led the way for the Eagles, helping guide them to an impressive win behind a strong performance that earned him the Super Bowl MVP award.
From backup QB to #SBLII MVP…
— NFL (@NFL) February 5, 2018
Foles was up for the challenge against the defending Super Bowl champions, putting up a huge outing while completing 28-of-43 passes for 373 yards and three touchdowns. He also held a 106.1 passer rating and recorded a receiving touchdown in the process of becoming the first player in NFL history to throw and catch a touchdown in the Super Bowl. The 29-year-old combated the strong effort from Tom Brady, who set a Super Bowl record with 505 passing yards and three touchdown passes of his own.
Foles had a strong first half, completing 13-of-22 passes for 215 yards with a touchdown and an interception while becoming just the third quarterback in league history to record a receiving touchdown in the Super Bowl. His only mistake came on a deep ball that was bobbled by wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, who was the recipient of his only touchdown pass in the first half.
The Eagles’ game plan of staying aggressive against the Patriots helped them continue to control the game despite the Patriots’ surge in the second half. Brady led New England back to take a 33-32 lead midway through the fourth quarter behind a pair of touchdown passes.
Foles responded with a 14-play, 75-yard drive that resulted in an 11-yard touchdown pass to Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz, including a huge 4th-and-1 conversion on a two-yard connection to Ertz to keep the drive alive.
He stepped up in key moments of the game, moving the ball down the field with huge throws play after play. It was simply an impressive performance put together by Foles on the biggest stage where he had never played before in his NFL career, leading the Eagles to their first Super Bowl win.