Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Barely Misses Out On $1 Million Incentive
By Bill Galluccio
December 31, 2018
Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Nick Foles was on pace to earn a one million dollar incentive before he suffered a rib injury during the season finale against the Washington Redskins. Foles staked the Eagles to a 24-0 lead and secured the Eagles a playoff berth, but late in the fourth quarter he suffered a bruised rib and did not return to the game.
In order to earn the bonus, the Eagles needed to make the playoffs, with Foles playing in 33 percent of the team's snaps. Unfortunately, his early exit meant Foles only played in 32 percent of the snaps, leaving him just one percent short.
Going into the season, Foles knew he was going to be relegated to the backup role, despite winning the Super Bowl MVP, when fan-favorite Carson Wentz returned from an ACL injury he suffered at the end of last season. Foles' time as the backup was short-lived as Wentz suffered another season-ending injury.
Now, Foles finds himself in a familiar place heading into the post-season hoping to find the same magic that helped him lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory.
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