PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - The first and only quarterback in Eagles history to bring a Super Bowl home to Philadelphia is thanking the City of Brotherly Love.
After reportedly signing a multi-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Nick Foles wrote a thank you letter to Eagles fans and the City of Philadelphia in The Player’s Tribune.
The Super Bowl LII MVP starts off his letter recalling the first time he joined the team. They picked him in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
The second time, after stints with the Los Angeles Rams and Kanas City Chiefs, Foles picked the Eagles.
“I was a 28-year-old free agent, and I had a few good options. Some interesting offers. But the truth is, once they showed interest….. it was always going to be Philly,” Foles wrote.
Foles says the reason he chose the Eagles wasn’t a ‘football’ one.
“It was that Tori and I were expecting our first child — our daughter, Lily. And as much as I admire the Eagles as a franchise….. I love Philadelphia as a city,” Foles wrote, “I realized that this was much more than an X’s-and-O’s decision. It was a decision about what city our daughter was going to spend her first years in, and have her first memories in, and call her hometown. And there’s just something about it….. but my heart said Philly.”
Foles goes on to thank everyone from Andy Reid, to the team’s support staff, before ultimately thanking Philadelphia for welcoming him into its family.
“It’s family. Philadelphia, thank you for welcoming me into yours." Foles wrote. "You will forever be a part of mine. Love Always, Nick.”