It appears that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles will get his incentive after all.
Who says nice guys finish last? As the legend of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles continues to grow, the man who has always put his team first will actually get a little individual recognition as well.
Remember that million-dollar incentive we talked about that Foles missed out on? Well Philly worked out an alternative, and Foles came through.
In the offseason, Foles contract was restructured, and it was loaded with incentives, $14 million dollars worth of incentives to be exact. Check out this tweet from the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:
Part of that deal looked like this. If the Eagles made the playoffs and Foles played 33 percent of the offensive snaps, he would have earned one million dollars. It appeared he’d make it when Carson Wentz went down and he was needed to start the final three games of the regular season, but in the finale, he was forced to leave the game in the fourth quarter due to a rib injury.
That changed everything. When the final seconds of the 2018 regular season ticked away, Foles had been on the field for 357 of the Eagles’ 1,092 offensive snaps. You can do the math on your own. That adds up to 32 percent.
Foles literally missed out on one million dollars because he was unable to stay on the field for four more plays.
To their credit, the Eagles organization wasn’t going to nickel and dime their Super Bowl MVP. They came up with an alternative that looked like this:
If Philly beat the Chicago Bears in the Wildcard game and if Foles played 33 percent of the Eagles’ offensive snaps, he’d be awarded 500k for each instance. He came through. So did ‘The Birds’ and ‘Saint Nick’ is a little wealthier the morning after.
Can the magic continue in the divisional round? We’ll have to wait and see.