When the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback went down with a torn ACL in week 14 of the 2017 NFL season, many fans―and commentators―assumed the Eagles’ season was over. Instead, Nick Foles came off the bench and, against all odds, led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory in history.
Foles’ new book Believe It offers a behind-the-scenes look at his unlikely path to the Super Bowl, the obstacles that threatened to hold him back, his rediscovery of his love for the game, and the faith that grounded him through it all. Learn from the way Nick handled the trials and tribulations that made him into the man he is today―and discover a path to your own success
Foles started his NFL career with the Eagles in 2012 and was later traded to the Rams for quarterback Sam Bradford in 2015. Foles became a free agent for the first time in his career in the summer of 2016 when his chances of becoming a starter for the Rams fell through.
“I had to take a week off when I was a free agent just to think about it, and it was the best thing that ever happened because I think people are fearful of feeling that way because they feel like they’re the only ones that feel that way. We’re professional athletes and we have moments where we step back and think and assess everything in our life,” Foles said in a press conference Sunday after the Super Bowl.
Foles decided to stick with his NFL career and was picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs, where he was a backup for one season behind Alex Smith. The Chiefs released Foles at the end of that season and the quarterback moved to the Eagles for the 2017 season.