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More details on Nick Foles’ new contract, including an explanation of the 2019 option

Closer look at the revised deal the Eagles handed out.

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We now have some more information on the revised contract that Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles signed on Friday afternoon. From NFL insider Ian Rapoport:

Some more specifics on those playtime incentives:

As Garafolo notes below, this new deal means Foles can *potentially* make $16 million more than the $7 million he was originally set to earn.

Garafolo also has some more information on how the “mutual option” for 2019 works.

Barring some kind of catastrophic thing happening to Carson Wentz (I’m sorry for even suggesting it), there’s no way the Eagles pick up Foles’ 2019 salary. No one is paying a backup quarterback $20 million. Especially a team like the Eagles that is very tight on cap space.

It’s clear that Foles’ camp really pushed for a deal that will reward the 29-year-old quarterback if he ends up playing more than expected in 2018. It’s interesting to see that the Eagles gave into those demands since he didn’t have leverage over them. Rewarding Foles is obviously good for culture reasons, but one can also wonder if the deal helps facilitate a trade.

After all, Foles did recently say he “would love the opportunity to be a starter again.”

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