Nick Foles Almost Quit Two Years Before Being Named MVP of 2018 Super Bowl LII

“In my heart it was probably a hundred per cent [ready to quit]. It was a tough six months. I went through a lot. My wife was there every step of the way. My faith was tested but I just kept leaning on the Lord, kept praying. You know, it’s a journey that we all go through… We’re so blessed to play this game but it eventually comes to an end…I would not be the man, the person I am today without having gone through that… You’re just grateful and blessed to be in this moment so when the joy goes away, that’s a hard thing. But that journey that I went on strengthened me because when I was weak, I became strong [In reference to 2 Cor 12:10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong {in Christ}]. You’re just blessed in this moment;  we’re humbled in this moment. Grateful, Nick Foley replied when he was asked if it was true that he almost quit two years ago. [Source]”

He started his professional career with a four-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on May 21, 2012. On March 10, 2015, the team traded him for Sam Bradford of the St. Louis Rams. With the Rams, Nick was benched twice in favor of Case Keenum. On July 27, 2016, he requested to be released.

By August 3, 2016, the Kansas City Chiefs signed him on for a year with an option to renew a second year worth between $6.75 to $16 million contingent upon his performance but they declined to renew the second year contract on March 2017 [Source].

He came back to the Philadelphia Eagles on March 13, 2017 to back up Carson Wentz. By week 14, Carson was injured with a torn ACL and was ruled out for the rest of the season by December 11, 2017. Head coach, Doug Pederson announced that Nick would be the starter for the team.

The NFL (National Football League) Super Bowl LII championship game held on February 4, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was considered by many as one of the biggest moments in football, one of the best plays with several new records set.

The Philadelphia Eagles won over the New England Patriots, the first win in the history of the Eagles Franchise!

In that game, quarterback, Nick completed 28 out of 43 pass attempts, 3 passing touchdowns and 1 interception. He was given the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player title.

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In this post-game interview, Nick said, “All glory belongs to God.

His comment at the Super Bowl LII Press Conference is a great reminder for people who get weary and want to quit:

“There was a time where I was thinking about hanging up the cleats. You know as people you know we deal with struggles.  That was a moment in my life where I thought about it and I prayed about it and I’m grateful that I made the decision to come back in and play.  I wouldn’t be out here without God, without Jesus in my life.  I can tell you that first and foremost. I don’t have the strength to come out here and play this game like that.  That’s an everyday walk… I mean, we have struggles as people and that’s just been my rock [for] me and my family.  – Nick Foles”

The Super Bowl LII MVP doesn’t even list football under his Twitter profile information. He instead identifies himself as “Believer in Jesus Christ, husband, father, son, brother.”

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