Eagles quarterback Nick Foles won’t be eligible for a new contract until after the 2014 regular season. And a lot can change between now and then.
So he says he’s not thinking about his next deal.
“I think if you start worrying about numbers, you stop worrying about what you’re doing,” Foles told reporters Monday, via Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com. “That’s where you mess up. I’m happy for those guys who do well, but my most important thing is being successful with my teammates. When I’m playing out there, there’s no dollar sign on me when I’m throwing a ball.”
As Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer recently pointed out, Foles doesn’t necessarily need money, given that his father sold a chain of restaurants for $59 million in 2011. That’s only $2 million less than the phony Colin Kaepernick guaranteed money originally leaked to the media and reported without skepticism or scrutiny.
“I’ve always said how I play, how our team is, how I am as a leader — that will all take care of that when the time comes,” Foles said. “I’m really just having fun out here. I’m having fun with my teammates. I’m having fun playing the game.”
It’s easy to say that for now, given that Foles couldn’t get a new deal if the team wanted to give him one. After 2014, the game becomes a business, which could be less fun for everyone involved.