Here it is, the Nick Foles Players’ Tribune article.
It’s simply titled “Thank You, Philly,” a letter from the Super Champion and soon-to-be Jaguar. It reads more like a something you’d read in the newspaper when a player leaves town, rather than a typical Players’ Tribune piece, which of course is fine, it’s just different. Kyle and I think Nick wrote this himself, or, at the very least, the ghostwriter didn’t change much of anything at all.
Foles explains why he came back to Philly as a free agent:
The reason that I signed ultimately wasn’t a football one.
It was that Tori and I were expecting our first child — our daughter, Lily. And as much as I admire the Eagles as a franchise….. I love Philadelphia as a city.
I realized that this was much more than an X’s-and-O’s decision. It was a decision about what city our daughter was going to spend her first years in, and have her first memories in, and call her hometown.
And there’s just something about it….. but my heart said Philly.
I’m pretty sure a piece of it always will.
Nick then goes on to thank anybody and everybody, from the security dude to the janitors, after the jump:
I want to thank the entire Eagles organization — and when I say entire, I mean it sincerely. From Mr. Lurie, to Howie Roseman, to Coach Pederson, and everyone else who was so instrumental in bringing me back for a second run, and making it successful..…. but also to our trainers; our video crew; our equipment staff; our strength staff; Dom, our head of security; our janitors; our media relations team; our massage therapists; our chefs; our sports-science crew..…. I’m talking anyone and everyone who made it so special, on a daily basis, to head into work and put on the midnight green. (I even want to thank Chip Kelly for trading me in 2015. Without that challenge in my life, I wouldn’t be the player I am today.)
Shading Chip? Maybe, maybe not.
Either way, this is a mandatory read for Birds fans:
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) March 13, 2019