It's time to jump into the time machine: it's week 17. Nick Foles is about to re-bademble the troops and lead a team of eagles in the postseason. Without the knowledge of many, Foles is on the verge of reaching an incentive of $ 1 million in his contract; one that is triggered by him playing in 33% of the snapshots of the team at the same time it reaches the playoffs. The question was whether or not to play the whole game and if there was any lasting effect in week 16.
The previous week against Houston, he took this cheap shot of Jadeveon Clowney and missed just one play:
Nick Foles misses a play after the great success of Jadeveon Clowney at the reception of Alshon Jeffery, but takes the Eagles down the field for the winning field goal of the game. The eagles win 32-30! pic.twitter.com/WM3NszqaWc
– The bitter birds (@AdrianFedkiw) December 23, 2018
Back to week 17: Foles receives a blow in the fourth quarter against Washington and loses the rest of the game. That incentive? Fagot.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has a $ 1 million incentive if Philadelphia goes to the postseason and plays 33 percent of the team's plays. His bruised ribs that prevented him from finishing today's game means he played 32 percent of the Eagles' plays, 1 percent less than $ 1 million. Oh.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2018
But now it seems that the Eagles did the right thing:
Source: The Eagles have paid QB Nick Foles a signing bonus of $ 1M to account for the incentive he lost for only four plays won by Philly in the playoffs and Foles playing 33% of the plays. Philly does the right thing by the QB clutch.
– Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 19, 2019
Easy peasy. It's good to see that the Eagles are doing the right thing by the only man who is the Super Bowl franchise quarterback, something that Randall Cunningham, Donovan McNabb, Jeff Garcia, Mike McMahon and even Carson Wentz can not claim to have done .