Former Eagles president believes Nick Foles’ reworked contract only a ‘nice gesture’
Following an impressive performance through the playoffs that led to the Philadelphia Eagles earning their first Super Bowl win, quarterback Nick Foles has seen his value with the franchise and around the league significantly raise.
This had earned him a well-deserved reworking of his deal that has given him a raise for the 2018 season while giving him the option to hit the free agent market next offseason. According to Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic, former Eagles president Joe Banner believes the contract restructuring was just a “nice gesture” toward the 29-year-old.
“I think it’s mostly a gesture to Foles. So he gets $2 million. He gets incentives in case he finds himself being the guy again and they have some success … It shouldn’t impact his trade ability because he can void the second year just by paying back the $2 million.”
The Eagles have a clear plan to have Carson Wentz as the long-term future under center for the franchise, especially after he showed vast improvement in his second campaign putting together an MVP-caliber season. If he’s able to fully recover from the torn ACL and LCL, Wentz should have some highly productive years ahead of him over the next decade while leading the Eagles to much success in the process.
This isn’t a surprise or downplaying the talent that Foles has, but the fact of the reality of the situation in Philadelphia because of their commitment to Wentz. If he wants to get another chance to be a long-term starter, it will have to be with another team and he will get the opportunity to potentially find that next landing spot next offseason.
It will all simply fall on Foles’ shoulders to see what he wants to do in the next chapter of his career. He has found a place with the Philadelphia, it’s just a matter of where his on the field desires lay.