The Patriots aren't the only ones Nick Foles left a positive impression on.
The quarterback who led the Eagles over New England to a Super Bowl championship was deemed unnecessary in the eyes of the Philadelphia decision-makers, who chose Carson Wentz as their team's QB of the present and future. Foles went on to Jacksonville where he was sidelined for the season due to injury and how is being counted on by the Bears to be their starting signal-caller.
Well, former Patriot Michael Bennett, for one, believes the Eagles made the wrong choice.
Appearing on the "Green Light with Chris Long Podcast," the former Patriots and Eagles defensive end invited current Patriot Devin McCourty and Bennett on the program to discuss many of the nation's current controversies -- such as racial injustice and Drew Brees' National Anthem comments. At one point, McCourty praised Wentz for speaking out, which led to another discussion regarding the QB (as transcribed by WIP):
Long: I look at the Carson Wentz situation, someone I always knew had it in him. If you play with Carson, he is a good guy, but you don't know if he has that intestinal fortitude to be that first one to step over the line--
Bennett: Nick Foles is better.
Long: He said Nick Foles is better.
McCourty: Yes (laughter)
Bennett: Keep going, keep going.
Long: As a sidebar, it seems to matter what time you are on too because it didn't go well in Jacksonville.
Bennett: Yeah yeah, I'm just saying.
Long: You are the worst. We are trying to have a serious conversation and you wanna divide Philly in-half. I love both those m*****f******s, let me both-sides that. There is no both-siding on police brutality to me but on the Nick Foles/Carson Wentz debate, I'm gonna straddle the line like a f****** champ."
Bennett played on the Eagles' Super Bowl-winning team before signing with the Patriots. He ultimately was traded during the 2019 season to the Cowboys.