The backup quarterback's highs are usually accompanied by lows, which might oust the NFC's top seed early.
This was supposed to be Carson Wentz’s moment, Philadelphia’s fearless phenom carrying fervent, frenzied football fans and a franchise forever desperate to win its first Super Bowl on his strapping young shoulders on an exhilarating journey into the history books. It is Nick Foles’ moment instead. And now that Super Bowl dream hangs on a...
PHILADELPHIA — He was ready to quit. Retire. Ditch the game he loved at only 26 years old. Nick Foles' experience with the St. Louis Rams in 2015 was so miserable that he didn't touch a football for eight months.
In Philadelphia, he had been on the cusp of greatness, of the absolute peak of his profession. His sparkling 119.2 passer rating just two years earlier had been the third-best all-time—better than anything Tom Brady or Joe Montana or Dan Marino ever accomplished. He had led the Eagles...