Nick Foles called his own number in a big spot Sunday.
When we look back on the Philadelphia Eagles’ first Super Bowl win last weekend, two plays will stand out in particular.
The first one will be Brandon Graham’s strip-sack of Tom Brady which essentially ended the game. The second one will be quarterback Nick Foles’ touchdown reception.
The trick play, which consisted of Foles motioning toward the line of scrimmage, running back Corey Clement taking a direct snap and pitching to tight end (and former quarterback) Trey Burton. Burton threw a touchdown to a wide-open Foles to give the Eagles a 22-12 lead going into halftime.
Inside the NFL released an incredible clip detailing how that play call went down. It turns out Foles was the one who called the play, which is known as “Philly Special.”
“Philly?” Foles asks as he comes to the sideline.
“Yeah, let’s do it,” Eagles head coach Dederson responds.
It is amazing how casual it all was. Here’s the full clip:
— Inside the NFL (@insidetheNFL) February 6, 2018
If you want some more background info on “Philly Special,” read this MMQB feature.
After all, it is a play that will go down in the NFL history books.