Nick Foles said that he didn’t agree with the portrait a recent Philadelphia Magazine profile painted of him and the conclusion the author made that the Eagles quarterback didn’t have enough ego to be a successful NFL quarterback.
“I don’t agree with it just because I think a quarterback and a leader – it’s not necessarily what you do in the limelight,” Foles said Friday as Eagles players reported to the NovaCare for the start of training camp. “Obviously, handling yourself in the appropriate manner is very important for the organization and for teammates. I’ve always believed you need to be who you are.
“If you are a guy who loves to go out and be at everything and do that and you can be a great leader and a great player, as well, that’s awesome because that’s naturally what you’re great at. … See, if I were to go and do all that stuff, that’s sort of out of my norm.”
Foles had declined to be interviewed for the article. He said the cover photo of him holding a football in his Eagles interview was originally from a FOX Sports photo shoot. He said he read excerpts of the piece and had heard about it from others, but that he didn't read it word for word.