NBC Analyst Tony Dungy says 'Nick Foles Plays well Because He's Christian', Critics Respond

By M. Grace, February 07, 2018 17:02 PM

Nick Foles, quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, stands with his hand over his heart during the national anthem before the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium Jan. 26.(Wikimedia Commons)

NBC analyst Tony Dungy, a Hall of Fame meber and former Bucs and Colts head coach spoke on air during the Super Bowl and commented that Nick Foles of Philadelphia Eagles played with confidence because of his Christian faith.

However, critics started to negate the statement of Dungy and took to his Twitter account and expressed they do not see how Fole's religious beliefs helped him defeat the New England Patriots.

"NBC pays me to express my opinion," Dungy replied to one Twitter user. "And it was my opinion that Nick Foles would play well because his Christian faith would allow him to to play with confidence. And that he's a good QB. I think I was right on both counts."

Dungy went on sharing that Foles told him that God has prepared a "special moment" for him and the Eagles.

"This was much bigger than the score of a football game," Dungy wrote. "How many young boys are going to look up to Nick Foles because of what he did in this moment? When they do they'll see something about LIFE!"

However, another issue rose when they compared that Patriots weren't as faithful like Fole's team. For example, Tom Brady, as he is a Christian too.

"Didn't say anything about Brady," Dungy wrote. "Didn't make any comparisons. Didn't say God wanted the Eagles to win. Said Foles' faith [in] Christ played a role in him playing so well."

"It's on my heart," Foles told the Associated Press, the player's belief in God has been on the spotlight since he took over the Eagles. "I took a leap of faith last year and signed up to take classes at seminary. I wanted to continue to learn and challenge my faith. It's a challenge because you are writing papers that are biblically correct. You want to impact people's hearts."

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