Eagles QB Nick Foles’ reaction to Alshon Jeffery’s crucial drop that led to interception
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery had the biggest dropped pass of his career in the Divisional Round against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night, seeing a Nick Foles pass go through his hands and into the arms of Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore for a game-sealing interception.
Jeffery was despondent after the miscue, but head coach Doug Pederson and Foles both comforted him on the sideline.
When asked what Foles said after the game, Jeffery had this to say:
“He told me he loved playing with me and we wouldn’t have won a Super Bowl without me,” Jeffrey said, according to Adidi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network. “Still, I let the city of Philadelphia down.”
Of course, Foles and Jeffery were a part of the Eagles’ championship run last season in which the Birds brought the city of Philadelphia its first Super Bowl title ever.
Still, Jeffery wishes he could have done more this season.
Also, Jeffery’s revelation of what Foles said to him on the sideline is an indication that Foles knows he likely will not be back next season.
While that should not come as much of a surprise, there have been those lately who have said that the Eagles should actually keep Foles and aim to trade Carson Wentz instead.
With Wentz three years younger, that is probably not going to happen, regardless of how much Foles has done for the city.
Jeffery caught five passes for 63 yards in the loss on Sunday. Meanwhile, Foles completed 18 of his 31 passes for 201 yards, a touchdown and a couple of interceptions.