Want to have an even more surreal feeling about former Arizona quarterback Nick Foles being in the Super Bowl?
Look at him with five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, who is playing for the eighth time in the NFL’s grandest game. The two met Monday in Minneapolis at the Super Bowl Opening Night festivities leading up to Sunday’s Super Bowl.
One of the more interesting tidbits: Foles was 13 years old, only in the seventh grade, when Brady won his first Super Bowl.
Here are some more I-can’t-believe-it moments between Foles and Brady yesterday:
Nick Foles was 13 when Brady won his first Super Bowl.
They'll share the stage Sunday in Minnesota. How does Nick stack up to the 🐐? pic.twitter.com/EoxJjjZZPR
Odds each players wins Super Bowl MVP:
Photo of Nick Foles trying to rip the stitches out of Tom Brady’s throwing hand. pic.twitter.com/awgGNXhkxr
Tom Brady and Carson Wentz (?!) donuts in the Super Bowl LII Media center. More disrespecting Nick Foles: pic.twitter.com/xTQxtYLoeg
The Greatest QB of All Time and Tom Brady: pic.twitter.com/qZFBM29Xib
We opened up the week with a Super Bowl question. Who is feeling more pressure right about now: Tom Brady or Nick Foles? pic.twitter.com/VFevW3Q1GV
Since 2000, four quarterbacks have had 300+ passing yards, 3+ passing TD and 0 INT in a conference championship game:
• Tom Brady
• Peyton Manning
• Matt Ryan
• Nick Foles
Tom Brady has 27 postseason wins
Nick Foles has 22 regular-season wins
Tom Brady on Nick Foles stepping in for Carson Wentz.
“He’s done a great job.”
A tale of the two #Super Bowl quartbacks.
List of QBs Tom Brady has beaten in the Super Bowl:
List of QBs who have beaten Tom Brady in a Super Bowl:
Eli Manning (2x)
You tell me which list of QBs Nick Foles best fits on.
Nick Foles could become the first QB to win a Super Bowl after starting the season as a backup since…… Tom Brady did it in 2001.
Only 6 QBs in the #SuperBowl era have finished a regular season with a TD pct (TD passes/pass attempts) above 8%:
Peyton Manning (2004, 2013): 9.9%, 8.3%
Aaron Rodgers (2011): 9%
Tom Brady (2007): 8.7%
Nick Foles (2013): 8.5%
Dan Marino (1984): 8.5%
Kurt Warner (1999): 8.2%
Passer ratings this postseason:
122.1 Nick Foles
116.2 Alex Smith
110.5 Ben Roethlisberger
105.1 Cam Newton
105.0 Tom Brady
100.8 Drew Brees
93.9 Marcus Mariota
93.5 Matt Ryan
91.0 Blake Bortles
77.9 Jared Goff
73.5 Case Keenum
44.2 Tyrod Taylor
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