Part of what makes the sports business unique from almost any other is the potential for ridiculous incentives in player contracts. We've seen these vary across baseball, football and basketball.
One of the beneficiaries of such a deal Nick Foles. The Philadelphia Eagles won their Thursday night opener against the Atlanta Falcons, and that means Foles is getting paid quite handsomely.
Every time he plays a third of the Eagles snaps in 2018 and the team wins, Foles will be the recipient of half a million dollars. This is surely a thank you for his priceless contributions in the Eagles' Super Bowl run and eventual victory over Tom Brady and company, but he might be cashing out quite a bit with starting quarterback Carson Wentz not expected to be activated for at least a few more weeks.
Last season's Super Bowl MVP will definitely be starting again next week against the Tampa Bay Bucs, who are without their own starting quarterback due to suspension. If everything goes according to plan, Foles might add another million dollars to his bank account by next Monday.