Eagles QB Nick Foles will pocket $1 million more if Philadelphia makes the playoffs
Nick Foles stepped in for Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz in Week 15 after Philadelphia decided to sit Wentz, who has a fractured vertebra in his back. Foles stands to earn a substantial payday if the Eagles win and the Minnesota Vikings lose to the Chicago Bears, because then the Eagles make the playoffs and Foles reaches a million-dollar incentive in his contract.
The full incentive is that Foles has to play 33 percent of the teams plays and they make the playoffs. Foles has played quarterback during 29 percent of their snaps this season and assuming he plays the entire game today, he will be at 33 percent following their game against Washington.
Foles became a hero in Philly last season when he led the team to their first Super Bowl victory after Wentz tore his ACL in Week 14 against the Los Angles Rams. Foles stepped in and won two of their last three games, the Eagles ended the season with a 13-3 record and a first-round playoff bye. Philly then defeated the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings before taking down the New England Patriots in the big game.
Wentz also missed the first two games of this season recovering from his torn ACL.
In his stead, Foles beat the Atlanta Falcons but lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He threw for a combined 451 yards, one touchdown, and one interception before Wentz took the reins back.
Philadelphia will need some help from Chicago, but Foles and the Eagles’ entire season comes down to this game against Washington. Their record is 8-7, they haven’t dominated like they had last season, but you can’t win back-to-back Super Bowls if you don’t make the playoffs.