Nick Foles Drops Hilarious Teaser for Philadelphia Eagles Fans [VIDEO]
Nick Foles fired up the crowd at Xfinity Live for Fan Fest 2023 in a way that nobody else could.
The Super Bowl LII MVP spoke on the 97.5 The Fanatic stage with Lisa Kerney of FanDuel about his outlook for the 2023 Philadelphia Eagles and the outrageous crowd at the NFC Championship Game after the 2017 season.
He even dropped a little teaser for a raucous crowd fired up for a shot at another Super Bowl.
Foles Praises Philadelphia Eagles Fans
Foles has reached folk hero status in Philadelphia. He didn’t hesitate to thank the best fans in sports for their role in creating the most hostile crowd for visitors to face.
“Y’all are the ones that create that atmosphere. I go back to when we played the NFC Championship Game against the Vikings. We were at warmups, and we had a routine in warmups. We had 7-on-7, and much like now, it was hard to run plays because everyone was so alive. Y’all bring so much energy to that Linc. Y’all give us such a competitive advantage at home when we play here, so thank y’all!” -Nick Foles
Patrick Robinson returned an interception in the most euphoric play in the history of Lincoln Financial field that night. The Minnesota Vikings didn’t know what hit them.
Foles took the momentum for a triumphant blowout that announced his presence. He was no longer just a backup stepping in for Carson Wentz. The New England Patriots needed to take him seriously.
The 11-year NFL pro told Anthony Gargano on August 14 about his legendary performance in Super Bowl LII.
“I was in my subconscious thought, and I was just playing. Being with the guys, just enjoying the moment, not thinking about anything else other than ball. That was part one of the more enjoyable, special games I’ve ever played. It just was more peaceful. I could block out the noise and just play the game.” -Foles
Outlook on the 2023 Season
Doug Pederson announced “the new norm” loudly and proudly at the victory parade on February 8, 2018. However, his final three years in Philadelphia were underwhelming.
The Eagles needed to bring in their trusted backup for Wentz once again to win their only playoff game under Pederson after the “new norm” proclamation. Foles spoke about how the Eagles can remain in contention this time after a trip to Super Bowl LVII.
“Whenever you’re on a mountain top like last season, it’s ‘How do you adjust to it? How do you go back to the offseason and prepare? How do you keep that hunger?’ I know they’re hungry, but then you lose coaches. You lose players. It’s not the same teams. It’s not the same coaching staff. It’s something entirely new, and that’s the adjustment. That’s where the first part of the season is so huge.” -Foles
The Eagles replaced Shane Steichen and Jonathan Gannon after the two coordinators took head coaching jobs. Brian Johnson and Sean Desai will take their respective places.
Five defensive starters including standouts C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Javon Hargrave left in free agency. However, Foles believes the Eagles can withstand the losses.
“I will say this. They have great veterans over there. They have great young players that become leaders. And then they’re drafting really well. Howie’s doing a great job with that. They’re getting free agents that are coming in that want to be a part of this team, that want to be a part of what’s happening over there (at the NovaCare Complex), what’s happening in the Linc. I know that expectations are high, but the key to winning in Philly is not worrying about those expectations, staying hungry in that facility, feeding off the energy in the Linc, and just going and playing ball.” -Foles
Nick Foles Comeback?
It’s Philadelphia, and Foles wasn’t leaving without answering question about the backup quarterback and possible return to glory.
The Eagles signed Marcus Mariota in the offseason, but the former second-overall pick failed to make a good impression during the 2023 preseason. Rookie Tanner McKee looked sharp in his performance, but couldn’t the Eagles use a backup for Jalen Hurts, who has missed games in his only two seasons as a starter?
The man who orchestrated the best performance by a backup quarterback in NFL history might be a good choice, but would a Nick Foles comeback at age 34 actually be in the cards?
“It’s always great being here. Who knows what the future holds? I’m just excited to be here right now.” -Foles
An outrageous crowd seemed to take it as a yes. Don’t hold your breath to see Foles in uniform for the Eagles, but he was a great sport about it in front of a crowd that he just couldn’t let down. Enjoy his appreciation for the Philadelphia fans and his willingness to keep the door open.