Eagles and SB LII MVP Nick Foles agree to a restructured contract
20 April 2018 Eagles News
The Eagles keep showing the rest of the NFL just how you treat your players.
Today, the Eagles and Super Bowl 52 MVP Nick Foles agreed to a restructured contract which awards him a $2 million signing bonus as well as a couple of big incentives. The deal also allows him to become a free agent in the spring of 2019.
The Eagles and QB Nick Foles reached agreement on a revised contract for the 2018 season today, sources say. The deal includes a mutual option for the 2019 season, so Foles still has the chance to hit free agency next spring. Team wanted to reward the Super Bowl MVP.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 20, 2018
“Garafolo reports that Philly’s reshuffling of Foles’ deal has nothing to do with the health of Wentz, who is not guaranteed to be ready to play in the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons. Wentz is still recovering from a torn ACL and LCL suffered in Week 14 last season, but reiterated this week that, while it’s hard to put a timetable on his recovery, starting Week 1 is “still the goal.”
Garafolo clarified that Foles’ deal was instead redone to reward the journeyman with a pay bump for his performance in the postseason while also providing him the opportunity to hit free agency next spring if he decides to do so.” (Via NFL.com)
It is possible the Eagles do not rush Carson Wentz back which lets Foles hit those incentives in his contract, one which includes being a starter. Although most organizations don’t really want to throw money away, the Eagles are awarding Foles who was a key piece to their first-ever Super Bowl win and a player who is a great person on and off the field.
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