Eagles QB Nick Foles wins Super Bowl MVP
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles shined bright on the biggest stage Sunday night and was awarded the game’s MVP honors for his efforts.
Foles threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass to helping lead the Philadelphia Eagles to their first-ever Super Bowl victory with a 41-33 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52.
“To be a part of the Philadelphia Eagles first championship, we’ve all waited a long time to be in this position, to be world champions," Eagles quarterback Nick Foles stated after the game. "The people who bleed green, the people of Philadelphia, the people all across the nation that support the Eagles, they’ve waited a long time. Mr. (Jeffrey) Lurie has waited a long time. Being a part of this, being drafted to Philadelphia, being fortunate enough to come back and be a part of this team, to be a piece of this puzzle, it has been a long time coming, and I know there’s going to be a lot of celebrating tonight.”
One of the biggest plays of the game happened in the second quarter, tight end Trey Burton found Foles wide-open for a one-yard score, making Foles the first quarterback to throw for and catch a touchdown in Super Bowl history.
“That’s something we’ve been working on, and Doug (Pederson) and I were talking," Foles described.
"I was like, ‘Let’s just run it.’ It was a good time, and the end was a little wider than I thought, so I was like, ‘I really need to sell like I’m not doing anything.’ And it worked. Trey (Burton) made an amazing throw, right on the money. I just looked it in, and yeah, we’ve repped it for a while, so I was excited to get it run in the Super Bowl.”
It was just that kind of night.