THIS IS EPISODE 124 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Nick Foles began the 2017 season as a backup quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. In December, starting QB Carson Wentz injured his knee and two months later, Foles was the Super Bowl MVP after throwing for 373 yards and three TDs in the Eagles’ 41-33 victory over the Patriots. Foles is also the only quarterback to ever catch a touchdown pass in the Super Bowl.
Selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Eagles, Foles made the Pro Bowl in 2013. But a few years later, he was traded to the Rams, released, signed by the Chiefs and then returned to Philadelphia in 2017.
Foles’ new book, “Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure and Overcoming the Odds,” released on June 26 and is a look inside his journey through football and faith.
On this episode of the podcast, Foles shares his reason for writing a book, how close he was to retiring from the NFL, cultivating a culture of faith in the locker room, going from MVP to backup, and why he doesn’t want to be called a “starting quarterback.”