The Super Bowl MVP gets a raise.
The Philadelphia Eagles and backup quarterback Nick Foles have agreed to a revised contract for the 2018 season, which includes a joint option for 2019, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported Friday after two sources have been informed about the agreement between the sites were.
Before the revision, Foles became an unrestricted free agent after this coming season.
While full financial terms are not readily available, one source told NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport that the deal includes a $ 2 million sign-up bonus and several million more incentives if Foles is the starter and has several benchmarks other than Philly & # 39; s start QB reached.
Foles should earn $ 7 million in 2018, the final season of a two-year deal signed before the 2017 season to be Carson Wentz's backup. Foles' market changed significantly after the takeover for the injured Wentz and leads the Eagles to honor their first Super Bowl title in the franchise history and claim game.
Garafolo reports that Philly Reshuffling of Foles & # 39; Deal has nothing to do with the health of Wentz, who is not guaranteed to play against the Atlanta Falcons at the season opener. Wentz is still recovering from a cruciate ligament rupture, and LCL suffered at week 14 last season, but repeated this week that, although it's difficult to set a recovery timeline, starting in week 1, "it's still the target."
Garafolo clarified that Foles Deal was renewed instead to reward the journeyman with a reward for his post-season performance while also giving him the opportunity to beat free agency next spring if he decides to do so ,
Rejuvenating his career, Foles received speculative interest in trading this off-season, and the 29-year-old quarterback is open to being quarterback again somewhere.
"I know there was something going on there, a potential trade, and I would very much appreciate the opportunity to be an appetizer again," said Foles on a radio show earlier this week. "I know my place in Philly, I think I've shown what I can do, I'm signing for another year, and I love the team, I love the city."
"I'm excited to get for Carson back on his feet. I will be ready to go whenever you need me. But we will see.
Prior to Foles' revised agreement, a Super Bowl Hero draft-day trade was considered highly unlikely, the Eagles would have required at least a first-round selection for the QB's services, which was considered federal To be too expensive for Foles.
But now that the QB's new contract includes a mutual choice for another year, that could entice a QB-needy team sitting on one of the top five outlooks in next week, In order to launch a first-rounder for Foles
From Philly's perspective, Foles's new deal is justified by his performance after the season and gives the Eagles insurance in the middle, just in case Wentz has an unforeseen But as other teams across the league perceive Foles, considering its revised contract and the recent comments that make it interesting, could draft Night come.