Eagles fans were incredibly down Sunday night with the reports that MVP-candidate Carson Wentz could be lost for the season.
Nick Foles stepped out of the backup role and helped the Birds to a victory that clinched the NFC East championship.
Despite Foles stepping in to help the Eagles earn the win, the Philly fanbase is not sold on the former starter being able to fill Wentz's shoes.
One guy who does vouch for Foles, however, is his former teammate and perhaps the greatest running back in Eagles history, Shady McCoy.
"I played with nick he is a true baller [sic]," LeSean tweeted.
I played with nick he is a true baller— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) December 11, 2017
This isn't the first time McCoy has stated support of Foles. Following the 2015 season, McCoy vouched for Foles as a team leader.
"I like Nick. The person and player that everybody thought he was, he is," McCoy said. "There were a lot of injuries this year, Nick, obviously got injured. He gets all of the blame and he shouldn't. I think Nick's a good quarterback. He's the leader of our team. Just things didn't work out for him this year due to injury, but we've got his back. As a team, we didn't play well enough to win and to get into the playoffs."
McCoy obviously went on to play for the Bills and Foles departed the Eagles for the big green of the Rams.
Strange that Foles is back in Philly with a chance to lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl.
McCoy also offered congrats to his old team.
Congrats to Doug and my other brothers— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) December 11, 2017
Here's a video of Wentz walking back to the locker room as well as footage of him heading out from the stadium.
Here's a look at Carson Wentz walking off the field shortly after leaving the game with an injury. pic.twitter.com/jh3vHdxkmW— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) December 11, 2017
Foles says he's ready:
If his number is called, Nick Foles is ready. pic.twitter.com/eEgTQwBjIo— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) December 11, 2017
Carson Wentz is leaving the Coliseum now. Has a brace on his left knee. pic.twitter.com/4YmbA8H5vi— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) December 11, 2017
Others offered their support for Wentz.
Prayers up for my bro @cj_wentz! We got you! 🙏💪— Lane Johnson (@Lanejohnson65) December 11, 2017