It's time for the time machine: It's week 17. Nick Foles wants to reunite the troops and lead a ragtag Eagles team into the postseason. Many are unaware that Foles is attracting $ 1 million in its contract. One of them is triggered by playing in 33% of the team's snapshots while playing the playoffs. The question was whether or not he had to play the entire game and whether there was a lasting impact after the 16th week.
Last week against Houston, he took this cheap shot from Jadeveon Clowney and missed just one game:
Nick Foles misses a game after the big hit by Jadeveon Clowney at the Alshon Jeffery Reception, but leads the Eagles down to win the field. Eagles win it 32-30! pic.twitter.com/WM3NszqaWc
- The bitter birds (@AdrianFedkiw) December 23, 2018
Back to Week 17: Foles hits Washington in the fourth quarter and misses the rest of the game. This incentive? Poof.
Nick Foles of Eagles has a $ 1 million incentive when Philadelphia enters the postseason AND plays 33 percent of a team's games. His bruised ribs, which prevented him from completing today's game, now means he played 32 percent of Eagles' games - 1 percent less than $ 1 million. Ouch.
- Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2018
But now it seems that the Eagles did the right thing:
Source: The Eagles paid QB Nick Foles a $ 1 million in-game bonus for the incentive he missed through taking four snapshots Philly had earned by playing the 33-percent snapshots of the playoffs and Foles. Philly makes QB directly at the clutch.
- Yates field (@FieldYates) January 19, 2019
Glob. It's good to see that the Eagles did the right thing from the only man who defended the franchise to a Super Bowl, which Randall Cunningham, Donovan McNabb, Jeff Garcia, Mike McMahon and even Carson Wentz can not claim.