The Eagles are doing right by Nick Foles once again.
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
What a class act by the Eagles to show their respect and thankfulness for Foles.
Unfortunately for Foles and his Eagles, they were unable to make another historic miracle run in the 2018 Playoffs after a 20-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional Round ended the parade. Even without another run to the Super Bowl, Foles still put the Eagles back in the Playoff picture after winning the final three games of the season.
They then went on the shock the football world with a win against the Chicago Bears during Wild Card weekend thanks to a blocked last-second field goal attempt. It may not be the magic that the 2017 season had for Foles, but he was undoubtedly one of the primary reasons that the Eagles could reach a playoff berth in a down year.
NFL executives don't usually package up a signing bonus for a player if they don't meet the requirements, but Foles is a special case for the Eagles.
That signing bonus could be the last time that the Eagles ever pay Foles, as he's slated to become a free agent this offseason after Philly declines his massive option. If he is leaving in free agency, at least he's doing so on good terms only.