Quarterback Nick Foles to Earn $1 Million if the Eagles Qualify for Playoffs

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Super Bowl hero Nick Foles is set to earn $1 million in incentives should he lead the Philadelphia Eagles for a playoff spot after Sunday’s game.

The 29-year-old whose heroics helped Philadelphia win a super bowl early this year has a clause that warrants him a $1 million incentive every year the Eagles qualifies for the playoffs. There is another catch though. Foles has to appear in at least 33% of the team’s games.

As per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Foles has currently played 29% of the games and will hit 33% after Sunday’s game.

While reaching the 33 percent mark is easy, qualifying for the playoffs isn’t exactly easy. The Eagles must defeat the Washington Redskins on the road. They also rely on the Vikings defeating the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Players with Similar Incentives

Baltimore Ravens safety Eric Weddle has a similar deal that qualifies him for a $1 million incentive should his team qualify for the playoffs. Like Foles, Weddle has one more qualification: he must qualify for the Pro Bowl. Luckily for him, he’s already made it to the Pro Bowl and the Ravens look likely to qualify after Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.