Eagles Guard Stefen Wisniewski earned an incentive for one play

Stefen Wisniewski, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool)
Stefen Wisniewski, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool) /

The Philadelphia Eagles had no problem paying Stefen Wisniewski an incentive after his dominant playoff performance.

The offseason just keeps on getting better for Philadelphia Eagles guard Stefen Wisniewski. Not only will he get a shiny new Super Bowl ring in a few months. But he earned himself a nice payday after his spectacular showing in the playoffs. Wisniewski, also known as ‘Wiz’ dominated up front for more than half the season this year.

At the beginning of the 2017 regular season, Wiz wasn’t even dressing for the Eagles. He ended up losing the offseason battle at left guard to Isaac Seumalo. After Seumalo struggled big time in the first couple of weeks, the Eagles were forced to take try out Chance Warmack and Wisnewski at left guard. Warmack did not look much better than Seumalo, but Wisniewski made good on his second chance at left guard. He ended up earning the starting spot for the remainder of the season.

When Wisniewski signed a three-year extension with the Eagles last year, he had a few bonus incentives worked into his contract. Although he didn’t quite reach the expectations of the incentive, the Eagles decided to honor his bonus anyway.

Wiz’s Big Payout:

It look’s like the Eagles are very generous now that they have a Lombardi trophy in the case. So Wisniewski’s single dominant play in the divisional round against the Atlanta Falcons pretty much got him a $250,000 dollar check. Although that one single play was an amazing playoff highlight for Wiz, he has been attacking defenders well all season long.

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Now that Wisniewski proved that he can be dominant, the Eagles will have no questions at the left guard position heading into the 2018 season. At this point, he has proven to be a very valuble asset to the offensive line. Even when he was struggling with an ankle injury in the playoffs, Wisniewski stepped up and got the job done. So the Eagles honoring one of his incentives is no surprise. He earned every penny this season.