Jaguars’ Nick Foles doesn’t plan to trash talk Eagles in preseason matchup
“That’s not really my style,” Foles said with a laugh (via the Jaguars website). “And they know that as well. I’m sure they’re going to have a little bit of trash talk just to have fun with me. You build relationships through the years so I have great relationships in that organization. It will be fun to compete against them. It will be fun in warmups and be fun to be across from them and ultimately that’s what this game is all about.”
Foles has no reason to trash talk his former team anyway. In 2013, the Eagles put Nick Foles on the map after he had a career year. He completed 64 percent of his passes for 2,891 yards, 27 touchdown passes, and finished with an 119.2 passer rating. Despite regressing in 2014, he did enough with the Eagles to get the Rams interested in trading for him.
He had short stints with the Rams and Chiefs after failing to live up to the hype his 2013 performance brought. His return to the Eagles as the backup to Carson Wentz brought life and relevance back to his career. After Wentz went down with an ACL injury in Week 14 in 2017 against the Rams, no one believed in the Foles but the Eagles. People were counting out the best team in the NFL from making the Super Bowl because their franchise quarterback was ruled out for the season.
Foles proved everyone wrong, orchestrating the Eagles to an improbable Super Bowl victory. He was named Super Bowl MVP and the rest was history. He even helped the Eagles return to the playoffs last season after Wentz went down with a lingering injury.
His time with the Philadelphia Eagles is the reason Foles received a four-year, $88 million deal from the Jaguars. There won’t be any bad blood between them when they meet in the preseason.