Super Bowl hero Nick Foles was back in Philadelphia this week. But not for the reason you might think.

Foles returned to the city that turned him into a folk hero to testify on the behalf of his former teammate and friend, Chris Maragos. Maragos is suing his former doctor for medical negligence that officially ended his NFL career.

Foles, one of the three Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks to start a Super Bowl, but the only one to earn a ring, had some sage advice for Jalen Hurts a week away from the big game.

“I think, just do what he’s been doing,” Foles said via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “He’s had an MVP-caliber year.

“Most importantly, he’s been leading the guys well, and they respond to him. You can tell that when he steps on the field there is a huge effect on the game and that’s what makes a player so valuable. And not only that, he doesn’t have to do it himself. He has great players around him. He’s got a great o-line. He’s got a great D. He’s got a great team.”

Leading up to the Eagles’ Super Bowl LII victory over the New England Patriots, Foles said that he only really talked to his wife during those two weeks.

“You’ve just got to block out the noise,” he said. 

Foles, who made two starts with the Indianapolis Colts in 2022, threw for just 224 yards with zero touchdowns and four interceptions. While his play this season was far from what Hurts was able to accomplish, the 34-year-old may know a thing or two about what it takes to win a Super Bowl.

It should come as no surprise that he’ll be rooting for the Eagles Sunday.

[Philadelphia Inquirer]

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