"He is just playing confident", Wentz said of Foles, who wasn't around the media scrum. Nine months out from Wentz's knee injury takes the Eagles into the first week of September. I think we have a culture and a brotherhood here that we're going to be successful. "That'll continue to grow and develop, but as far as being aggressive and the player I am, that won't change". "We all energize each other and get each other fired up when we're working out".
On the left is Carson Wentz's ESPN The Magazine cover.
During games, Wentz often shares observations with Foles, who threw three TD passes against the Vikings. In fact, the most prominent accomplishment of Foles' career came against the Minnesota Vikings just last weekend. He's done such an unbelievable job in his two years in the National Football League of continuing to create this atmosphere and obviously going out there making electric plays, but really just making everyone believe.
After all, much of the Birds' improvement over 2016 could be attributed to Wentz's dramatically better performance.
On the first drive of the second half, the Chiefs allowed the Titans to take 8 minutes, 29 seconds and 15 plays to move 91 yards and send a shudder through the stadium on Marcus Mariota's 6-yard touchdown pass to himself off Darrelle Revis.
Nobody outside the greater Philadelphia area believed he could navigate the Eagles to the Super Bowl, and even within the city limits, there were plenty of doubters. As he was walking off the field with his cane, he shared a quick celebration with Millville's Mike Trout.
Wentz was having an MVP-type season when he was injured in Week 14 against the Rams.
"He's a really nice guy", Trout said Tuesday in a conference call. "He's a very outgoing guy, and he's down to earth".
The Eagles offense was handed to Nick Foles, a purported one-year wonder under Chip Kelly who's flaws had been exposed. A record of 1-4 in the NFC Championship Game and a lone loss in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots meant there was one hurdle Reid constantly struggled to overcome that would have changed the way many view him to this day. The 29-year-old, long noted for his quiet demeanor, almost retired from football not too long ago and talked up 2017 as his chance to really sit back, be a team player and support Wentz. "It hits me a little bit. His support for this team, for me personally whether it's in our meeting room, in walkthroughs, in practice, during the game, it's been outstanding".