The Philadelphia Eagles plan to pay Nick Foles the $1 million playing time bonus he barely missed out on in Week 17, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Foles was on track to reach the incentive, which would’ve been triggered if the Eagles made the playoffs and Foles played 33 percent of the team’s offensive plays this season. But he bruised his ribs in the fourth quarter of the Eagles’ playoff-clinching victory over the Redskins. Foles had to leave the game, and he finished the season playing 357 of the Eagles’ 1,092 plays -- four offensive snaps short of the 33 percent threshold.
File this under: duh.
This never should’ve been in doubt. The Eagles weren’t going to risk souring a relationship with their Super Bowl MVP and his agent over the matter of four snaps. It’s an easy decision to give him the $1 million he deserves.
There’s also a precedent for this situation. The Eagles reportedly reworked Stefen Wisniewski’s contract to give him some bonus money that he barely missed out on last year.
Foles has a chance to earn even more incentives if he leads the Eagles on another successful postseason run. Sheil Kapadia reports Foles will receive $500,000 for every playoff game in which he plays at least 33% of the snaps. He’ll receive an additional $500,000 for each game won. This means Foles can earn an extra $4 million if he leads the Eagles to another Super Bowl win.
Here’s to Foles getting his money.
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