The Super Bowl MVP is in training to become a pastor when his NFL days are over.

Nick Foles, the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII, just played in the biggest game of his career, but he’s preparing for something even bigger; becoming a pastor.

Foles is taking online seminary classes through Liberty University with the goal of one day becoming a pastor in a high school.  

In an interview leading up to the Eagles Super Bowl victory over New England, Foles said, “It’s something I want to do. I can’t play football forever. I’ve been blessed with an amazing platform and it’s just a door God has opened, but I still have a lot of school left and a long journey.”

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In fact, Foles almost quit the NFL to become a pastor but he and his wife prayed about it and decided to give professional football one more shot. And here’s something a lot of the reporters who covered the Super Bowl had a hard time understanding; Nick Foles ranks being a pastor right up there with winning a Super Bowl Bowl.

Foles was outspoken about his faith just before the big game, as were many Eagles players, like the man who Foles replaced, Carson Wentz. Wentz suffered a season-ending knee injury in December and was forced to watch the Super Bowl from the sidelines, but you get a sense that he’s enjoying what God is doing, not on the football field, but in the lives of those who call themselves Christians. He said, “It’s crazy how it has all unfolded, but God has had a plan for Nick through this whole thing, and he knows that,”

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