Nick Foles: ‘After my time with a certain NFL team, I wanted to retire’

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Quarterback Nick Foles has bounced around the league so much the past few seasons, he is now back with the Philadelphia Eagles team that originally drafted him in 2012.

A rocky history with one team in particular, had Foles contemplating retirement at one point. He shared this about losing his passion to continue playing football.

“A lot of people don’t know this — I’m going to share this right now, because I think it’s important,” said the quarterback, via a devotional video series (h/t Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports). “After my time with a certain NFL team, I wanted to retire. This was a year ago. I wanted to retire from the NFL, and I really struggled. I couldn’t pick up a football for about eight months. I had no love for the game, and it was tough.”

Foles’ career started in Philly where he played for three seasons, starting in 24 games. He spent the 2015 season as the then St. Louis Rams starter. Foles was released on national television through HBO’s Hard Knocks series by former head coach Jeff Fisher prior to the start of the 2016 season.

He then spent a quiet 2016 campaign as Alex Smith’s backup with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Now, Foles has been reunited with the Eagles. Foles is not only Carson Wentz’s backup, but he is part of a group of teammates associated with the aforementioned video series.

Foles said he put his faith in God to help lead him towards the right career path. It looks for now that Foles is going to stick to playing professional football.