We're professional athletes, and we have moments where we step back, and we have to think and assess everything in life.
Nobody aspires to be a backup. And although I take great pride in the supporting roles I've played in both Philadelphia and Kansas City, part of me still cringes every time I hear myself described that way. Not only is it limiting and one-dimensional, it doesn't come close to describing who I really am.
If you think you're going to be a backup, you're going to be a backup.
I'm not boisterous. I just let the work speak for itself.
It doesn't matter if it's first-, second-, third-, fourth-, fifth-string snaps - any time you get a snap and get to go out there and practice, you build a database of information.
Since that moment in Houston where I fractured my collarbone, I've experienced a lot more experiences in the NFL than I had up to that point. A lot of them great, some of them not so great.
The thing I've always admired about Eagles fans is that it's not fans; it's family. It's generational.
I just want to thank the good Lord for giving me the ability to play the game I love.
I think the big thing with Philly is I have such a great relationship with all the personnel decision makers that if there ever does come a day where I am traded or something does happen, it's going to be an open conversation.
The grass isn't always greener on the other side.
I've always held myself to high standards.
Any time you've played different sports - for me, it has always been basketball; that is an instinctual sport. You're dribbling the ball, passing. I'm sure that has helped me a lot along the line with helping with my football instincts.
When I was in Kansas City and having a tough time in my career, I decided to go to seminary to continue my spiritual growth.
It took me years to separate Nick Foles the person from Nick Foles the football player.
Third down is a big thing with a quarterback: pinpoint accuracy, making good decisions.
My dad was a great athlete growing up, and he could never fulfill his dreams of playing professional baseball.
I grew up in the restaurant business, and that's always something I wanted to do.
When you're dropping back and everything's going on, part of you wants to force it, but you have to make the right decision and not force the ball and sometimes throw it away.
I have amazing teammates, amazing coaches around me, and all I have to do is go play as hard as I could and play for one another, play for those guys and not look at the scoreboard, not look at the time.
I guess my perfect day would be relaxing with my wife somewhere peaceful and secluded, or just lounging on the couch and watching TV.