Nick Foles, the one-time backup quarterback who was never supposed to offer a legitimate challenge to Tom Brady and the five-time Super Bowl champion juggernaut Patriots, showcased a level of confidence and poise on one trick play that ultimately was much richer than the six points it gave the Eagles.
Foles actually called up the "Philly Special" reverse touchdown pass that annihilated any remainining hopes of an easy Patriots victory. Check out the overflowing confidence displayed by Foles when he makes the call:
"It just felt right," Foles said about the play call when speaking with reporters Wednesday. "That's just a play where you have to feel it and I was feeling it, and when I told Doug what I was feeling, he felt the same way.
"It's really cool. You just get to see a little insight into our relationship. There's a lot of trust, a lot of faith and it was really cool to go out there in that moment and execute and get a touchdown right there."
Foles became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw and catch a TD pass in a Super Bowl thanks to scoring on the 1-yard toss from tight end Trey Burton. The amazing play helped give the Eagles a 22-12 halftime lead in a game they went on to win, 41-33.
Even more, the play showed how much confidence was oozing from the Super Bowl MVP throughout the game. Despite playing in his first Super Bowl and spending most of the season as Carson Wentz's backup, Foles showed a level of poise that was on par with anyone who's ever played in the NFL's biggest game.