Story highlightsFoles, who considered retirement in 2016, was named Super Bowl MVPHe’s the first backup quarterback to win a Super Bowl since Tom Brady in the 2001 season
Minneapolis (CNN)At last, Philadelphia.
For the first time, the Eagles are Super Bowl champions, knocking off the New England Patriots 41-33 at US Bank Stadium.It was an improbable run for the Eagles — especially for their quarterback, Nick Foles. He was named Super Bowl MVP after completing 28 of 43 passes for 373 yards and three touchdowns. “To be on the podium with my wife Tori and my daughter Lily, I mean that’s what it’s about,” Foles said. “We’re Super Bowl champs, but time does stop when you look in your daughter’s eyes and you get to celebrate this moment.”
— NFL (@NFL) February 5, 2018 Despite being the top seed in the NFC, the Eagles weren’t favored in any of their games this postseason. They had lost their starting quarterback, Carson Wentz, to a torn ACL in December. In his place was Foles, who had pondered retirement in 2016 after his release from the Rams.Read MoreHe had one of the best games of his life.Super Bowl 2018