Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was the one who decided to run a trick play that resulted in him catching a touchdown pass during Sunday’s Super Bowl LII.
“Inside the NFL” released a video clip from the game, and Foles tells his coach to run the “Philly Special.”
Foles was inside the end zone moments later securing a touchdown catch against the Patriots on fourth down.
The balls on Foles to call that play can’t be understated. The guy is the backup quarterback, is playing in the biggest game of his life and recommends a reverse touchdown pass to himself on fourth down with the game on the line.
That’s the type of courage I want in a guy on my squad. You have to have stones the size of basketballs as a starter to recommend that play in a situation with so much on the line. I can’t even imagine what it would take to call that play as the backup. Absolutely mind-boggling.
This is also a great look for Foles when it comes to GMs that might want to try picking him up this offseason. I want a guy with guts like his on my team every day of the week. You win big games by calling big plays and executing. That video clearly shows Foles doesn’t fear risk, and it put a ring on his finger.