Every Philadelphia Eagles’ player had a reason to be happy about the 16-15 win over Chicago Bears on Sunday, but quarterback Nick Foles might have been the happiest. Foles did not only manage to get his team closer to a Super Bowl once again, but he also netted $1 million.
Nick Foles and Philadelphia Eagles agreed to a restructured contract in the offseason which was loaded with incentives. One of them included $500K for a playing 33 percent of the snaps in a playoff game while the other would pay the 29-year-old $500K for a playoff win. Foles fulfilled both requirements on Sunday and substantially increased his bank account. If he manages to play 33 percent of the snaps against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Round, and somehow gets another win, he’ll earn another million.
Most recently, Nick Foles missed out on a big incentive in Week 17, after he had to leave the game against the Washington Redskins due to bruised ribs injury. Foles ended up being just four snaps short of playing 33 percent of the Philadelphia Eagles’ snaps during the regular season. This would also earn him $1 million.
Nick Foles played a total of six games this season, completing 72.3 percent of his passes and throwing for 1,413 yards and seven touchdowns.