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New York Giants linebacker Connor Barwin praises Eagles quarterback and former teammate Nick Foles for his success thus far. 

One of the linebackers for the New York Giants is showing love and praise for one of his former teammates.

Connor Barwin spoke this week with Matt Lombardo of and had some words of encouragement for Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. Barwin is a former Eagle and was signed by the Giants last offseason.

“He’s been through a lot,” Barwin said. “Had his ups and downs. He’s played at a super-high level, had some bad years, but he kind of never wavered. That’s just who he is. I think that he’s a guy that brings guys together. He can connect with everyone. He can talk to everyone. He doesn’t have a huge ego, and guys love playing with him, because of that. He’s been great in those special moments. People gravitate to people like that.”

Foles in 2017 came in for an injured Carson Wentz and eventually led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title in franchise history. In 2018? Maybe it could happen again, but as Giants fans, lets hope not.

Foles started for an injured Wentz once again late this year and threw for 962 yards and six touchdowns in the final three games of the regular season. He then threw for 266 yards and two scores in the Eagles 16-15 win over the Bears in the Wild Card round of the playoffs on Sunday.

“He’s got a huge arm,” Barwin said. “He can throw the deep ball as good as anybody. The year he went nuts with 27 touchdowns with Chip Kelly, the game we played against the Raiders, he threw like four 50-yard bombs to Riley Cooper. He’s got that, which can really open up a field, when a defense has to worry about that deep-ball.”

Barwin and Foles played together for Philadelphia during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.