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Nick Foles chose the friendly environs of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” for his first televised interview since leading the Philadelphia Eagles to victory in Super Bowl LII.

Foles, coming off an arguably improbable MVP nod due to his impressive performance in a 41-33 victory over the favored New England Patriots, called the entire experience “surreal.”

“It was a dream as a kid,” Foles said, via Philly.com. “We were so fortunate just to be a part of it. Everything that happened, it’s been unreal.”

Foles also discussed on the show how he contemplated retirement during his time with the Rams.

“I was going to stop playing the game two years ago,” Foles said, via the Philly Voice. “There were different things [going on] in my life, my wife and I, and in my career as well, to where I had lost the joy of the game. And I can’t do something unless my heart’s in it, especially the game of football.”

“Then I had my family there to support me, my wife to support me through it all. My wife wrote me a letter, and in the letter she just talked about wanting me to go back and play, but not to be out there and play, but because she knew I wasn’t finished yet. She that I had so much going in my heart that I had to face my fear, basically. It was almost paralyzing to go back and play. And I prayed about it, and I realized that the tougher decision, the thing I was more afraid of, was to go back and play.”

And no appearance on Ellen’s show would be complete without some kind of shenanigans, which followed a brief discussion of Foles’ uncertain NFL future.

Foles’ entire appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” airs Tuesday.

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