After getting into the playoffs on Sunday night, Nick Foles told a pretty cool story about Bears coach Matt Nagy since the two teams will play this weekend in Soldier Field.
Foles said that when he got to Kansas City in the summer of 2016, he didn't have a car, but he knew Nagy from his first stint in Philly and the two became close, so Nagy lent him his during that training camp (see story).
"That's just who he is as a person," Foles said about Nagy's generosity.
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As the two get set to square off in the wild card round 2 1/2 years later, the feelings between the two are clearly mutual.
Here's what Nagy said to Chicago media about Foles on Monday:
Nick is about as good of a human being as you'll find. You want to talk about people that do things the right way, somebody that cares about others, somebody that just wants to play for the love of the game.
It's been well-documented that Foles considered retirement after the 2015 season, but he decided to give football another go with Andy Reid in Kansas City in 2016, which was the same year Nagy took over as the Chiefs' offensive coordinator after Doug Pederson left.
Nagy admitted Foles was at a low point of his career then, but he said that's one of the things he really respects about Reid, that he "has a history of bringing in people that are maybe a low point and saving and resurrecting their careers." Remember, Nagy was a coaching intern with the Eagles when Reid brought in Mike Vick.
"And I can still remember the day that Nick and I were in my car together when I picked him up from the airport, and he came over to my house and was seeing my kids and just living life, the things away from football," Nagy said. "And we got him back up, loving the game, and you see what he's done last year and where he's at now, and so I have tons of respect for him."
Less than a month before the Eagles won the Super Bowl, Nagy was hired by the Bears. Nagy got to watch his close friends Pederson and Foles win the Super Bowl. Nagy said what Foles did was a "special deal" but he believes good things happen to good people.
And Foles, he already said, is one of the best people he knows.
As for the car after training camp 2016? What kind of condition did Foles return it in?
"Fairly clean," Nagy said. "You know, he put my backrest too far because he's like 6-9, but he took good care of it, yeah."
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