Eagles QB Nick Foles earns $1 million after huge win over Bears
The Philadelphia Eagles walked away from Soldier Field with tickets to the next round of the playoffs after defeating the Chicago Bears on the road in a wild-card game, 16-15. For Eagles quarterback, he also left the game figuratively pushing a cart filled with $1 million.
According to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, Foles has just pocketed a cool million dollars after the Bears game, thanks to his incentive-rich deal with the Eagles.
Foles’ contract calls for him to earn $500,000 for playing 33 percent of the team’s snaps in a playoff game and another $500,000 if the Eagles win.
Against the Bears, Nick Foles finished with 266 passing yards and two touchdowns with a pair of interceptions on 25-for-40 completions. He was already assured of the $500,000 bonus even before the game ended, as he was the only quarterback used by Philadelphia. He had to hold his breath, though, before securing the other $500,000, as the Bears nearly won the contest had it not for a missed field-goal attempt by kicker Cody Parkey.
Foles could even net even more money in bonuses, depending on the result of next week’s matchup with the New Orleans Saints on the road.
Assuming he stays healthy over the next week, Foles should be taking home at least $500,000 more after the Eagles face the Saints.
Foles earlier came awfully short of cashing in on a $1 million bonus when he failed to play in 33 percent of the team’s plays in the regular season.