Eagles QB Nick Foles says Drew Brees is his role model

Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) drops back in the pocket to throw the ball during pre game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

If all the punishing hits you’ve taken throughout your career didn’t make you feel old, Drew Brees, recent comments by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles might.

As the Eagles get set to host the New Orleans Saints in their Wild Card playoff matchup this weekend, Foles reminisced about his youth and talked about his role model, none other than Drew Brees who he grew up idolizing:

You have a role model from the same area who did a lot for his team, winning a state championship in 1996,” Foles said Tuesday at the Eagles practice facility. “That’s something I aspired to do. We (Drew Brees) played in a state championship in 2006 my senior year and we ended up losing but it’s something we definitely looked to. We are 10 years apart and we both played in the state championship.

If you hadn’t guessed it by now, both Foles and Brees attended the same Texas area high school which promoted their former coach, Derek Long to suggest he hopes both players throw for seven touchdowns and that he’s rooting for both offenses.

Should be a fantastic matchup between two extremely talented quarterbacks.

Topics: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

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