When Carson Wentz went down with an injury that would cost him the rest of the 2017 NFL season, virtually everyone wrote the Philadelphia Eagles off as a legitimate Super Bowl contender. It should be noted that the Eagles were in fantastic position at the point of Wentz’s injury but, more than anything, the skepticism centered on backup quarterback Nick Foles and the apparent existence of a defined ceiling with him at the helm.
By now, it is clear that the widespread assumptions were (very) wrong, as Foles was fantastic in the NFC Championship Game before doing everything possible to lead the Eagles to a win over the Patriots in the biggest game of them all. In fact, there is one particular skeptic who will apparently follow through on a promise issued when Foles took over.
John Tirpak tweeted the following on Dec. 10, announcing his intentions should Foles do the unthinkable.