Colts head coach Frank Reich only spent one season with Nick Foles, but the two know each other pretty well. Reich was the Philadelphia Eagles' offensive coordinator during that magic 2017 season that saw Foles take over for an injured Carson Wentz and deliver the Eagles their first Super Bowl title in team history.
Set to face off against one another on Sunday, Reich knows – probably better than most – how dangerous Foles can be. Talking with media on Monday, the head coach explained what makes Foles so unique:
Nick is about as unflappable of a person as I've ever been around. He’s a very unique player in that regard. Extremely talented. He’s a big-time passer; this guy, he just has this knack for making big plays like few I’ve ever seen, and then he has this knack for coming up big in big moments. In the biggest moments, that’s usually when he’s at his best. So, the utmost respect for him as a player, and then personally, you get close with these guys, and obviously really close with Nick personally as well. He’s a stud, man, this guy’s a stud player. We’ll have our hands full this week.
The two have actually already played against one another since that Super Bowl run – a 2019 Week 11 matchup that was Foles' first since returning from a broken clavicle. He threw for 296 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, but Jacksonville was blown out, 33–13.