Philadelphia made a generous gesture for backup quarterback Nick Foles in the midst of uncertainty about his future with the franchise.
Foles ended the season a few snaps short of reaching his incentive, but the Eagles still paid him a $1 million signing bonus, according to ESPN, which cited unidentified sources.
Source: the Eagles have paid QB Nick Foles a $1M signing bonus to account for the incentive he missed out on by just four snaps earned by Philly making the playoffs and Foles playing 33% of the snaps. Philly does right by the clutch QB.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 19, 2019
The incentive would have been triggered if the Eagles made the playoffs and if Foles played 33 percent of the team’s offensive plays this season, ESPN notes.
Foles fell just four plays short after he was knocked out of Week 17’s game against the Redskins with bruised ribs. He likely would have reached the incentive if he didn’t get injured in that game.
The 29-year-old finished the season playing 357 of the Eagles’ 1,092 plays.
Foles passed for 1,413 yards and seven touchdowns with four interceptions in his five regular-season games. He led the Eagles to victories in their last three games of the season filling in for injured Carson Wentz.