Eagles strike new deal with Nick Foles

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One of the questions heading into the offseason was whether the Eagles would consider trading quarterback Nick Foles, but no one hit the “high price tag” the team said it would take to move the reigning Super Bowl MVP.

While a trade didn’t materialize, a revised contract with the Eagles has come to fruition. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the team has reached a new deal with Foles that includes a mutual option for the 2019 season.

Garafolo’s colleague Ian Rapoport reports that the revised contract includes a $2 million signing bonus and millions more in incentives that Foles could reach if he finds himself back in the starting job this year. Garafolo adds that the Eagles don’t foresee that happening and believe Carson Wentz will be good to go for the regular season, but Foles now gets more money off of last year’s work and a better chance to cash in come 2019 as a starter somewhere in the league.

Foles’ original contract with the Eagles called for him to make $11 million over two years with three voidable years tacked on for salary cap purposes. Those years were set to void as long as Foles was on the roster in February 2019.

88 responses to “Eagles strike new deal with Nick Foles

  1. Good idea. Rewards Foles for his performance, and potentially gives the Eagles an extra opportunity to trade him after this season instead of hitting free agency.

  2. You’re lucky, Eagles. Without this guy, you don’t win a SB or probably even get a playoff win. And then you get to keep him afterward.

    The prevailing question for any QB is how far he could take a team. Well, Foles has shown he can destroy the playoffs and perform at an incredibly high level in a Super Bowl, all with relatively little preparation.

    That sounds like an incredibly valuable answer to the question to me.

  3. what does mutual mean – sounds like the eagles could keep him for 2019 if they wanted or nick could stay if he wanted? can someone explain…

  4. logicalvoicesinmyhead says:
    April 20, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    kurdishpats1 says:
    April 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm
    We, The Pats, don’t want him.
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    We, the Pats, can’t handle him. (I corrected it for you)
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    We, the Pats, don’t need him. (There I fixed that for you)

  5. jackedupboonie says:
    April 20, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Nobody asked yesterday’s news ‘the Pats’ if they wanted him

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    Well if they’re (reining AFC champs)yesterday’s news what in the hell does that make the Seacawks?

  6. I told you so. An ACL tear typically takes 1 year or more to heal. They are not going to trade Foles before they are assured that Carson Wentz is healthy enough. A first round pick or even 2 of them cannot play quarterback, and they cannot help the team go to the playoffs if Wentz is not ready to play until November or even later. Even one of the top college quarterbacks is not guaranteed to be better than Foles.

  7. They are paying Foles less money than Case Keenum is getting for 2018, and Foles beat the stuffings out of Case Keenum’s Vikings defense while Keenum couldn’t do a thing against the much less celebrated Eagles D.

  8. OMG, a Super Bowl-winning MVP Quarterback who reprieves his BACKUP role. Why be so disrespectful to oneself? lol Look at the money “Jimmy G” and Kirk Cousins (lol) just got, and now SUPER BOWL-WINNING-MVP Foles is back to holding a clipboard and underpaid… tsk-tsk-tsk. Fire your manager, dude. lol

  9. eaglerome says:
    April 20, 2018 at 4:57 pm
    what does mutual mean – sounds like the eagles could keep him for 2019 if they wanted or nick could stay if he wanted? can someone explain…
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    Can’t believe it needs explaining but: A mutual option = an option both sides must agree to.

  10. If there is no out clause or escalator clause regarding trades, this seems like a terrible move by his agent.

  11. easier to trade him now if he’s under contract next year(2019)..after 2018 he’ll be traded…Probably .Buffalo or Az….

  12. Makes sense for Foles even beyond the pay raise. I can only imagine he’s a superhero in Philadelphia. Remember he was close to retiring before landing with the Eagles. Why go elsewhere and risk failing when you can hold a clipboard for millions and never pay for drinks?

  13. Yeah it’s funny how bad his agent is. I am a 60 yr NFL fan & now a Bronco fan for the last 22 years. So basically he got 7 million for next year-here are the details which the story left out (Nick Foles signed a two year, $11 million contract with the Eagles on March 16, 2017. Foles received $7 million in guarantees, including a $3 million signing bonus. For salary cap purposes the Eagles added three voidable contract years to prorate the money. The 2019, 2020, and 2021 years will automatically void if an extension is not reached. Another $6 million in incentives are available.) I guess he wants to be a backup. I always thought that the story of him thinking of quitting to become a priest was odd. Look at Kurt Cousins & Alex Smith neither of which are as good as Nick is and he has to ask himself what he really wants. I think he has a chance to become a top line starter and doubt he will start any games this year.

  14. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    April 20, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    I still can’t believe Brady lost to this scrub in the SB. Of all the places.
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    Brady is a quarterback, which means he plays on offense, so there was no way for him to lose to Foles.

  15. After watching team after team pay their Superstar QB superstar Money…then turn around and not be able to afford enough talent to surround the QB…you’d think eventually one team… JUST ONE… would have enough common sense to realize that strategy doesn’t work…Lord knows theirs enough evidence… actual real life examples such as Baltimore, New Orleans, and Seattle… Trade Wentz… Keep Foles…the minute you sign Wince to a megadeal…you give up any chance of winning a Superbowl…Brees, Rodgers, Flacco, Wilson etc…all won their Superbowls before getting paid… their teams never got back after getting Paid… Why is Wince different?

  16. Foles is in unique financial position that most NFL players aren’t. His father is a multi-millionaire. Big money in the restaurant business. Nick has invested his wisely with his father. Unlike most who blow their paychecks, Nick is already set for life. No need to eek out that last dollar.

  17. brady is the GOAT no doubt, but any team would like to have what beagles have in foles. the ability to play in the biggest moments is rarer than talent. it’s what separated a brady, brees, rogers type from a manning type. foles has it and beagles know it; wentz looks like the real deal, but they don’t know it.

  18. bfallona , what you fail to realize is that he is already a millionaire many times over. He comes from a very wealthy family. I think it’s refreshing that money isn’t the most important thing to him. He’s having a blast and getting richer to boot. What else could a man ask for?

  19. It’s a good deal for him, he can step in again if Wentz gets hurt, or if a major QB goes down during the season, he can maybe get lucky and win another SB with a different team.

  20. kevpft says:
    April 20, 2018 at 4:57 pm
    You’re lucky, Eagles. Without this guy, you don’t win a SB or probably even get a playoff win. And then you get to keep him afterward.

    The prevailing question for any QB is how far he could take a team. Well, Foles has shown he can destroy the playoffs and perform at an incredibly high level in a Super Bowl, all with relatively little preparation.

    That sounds like an incredibly valuable answer to the question to me.

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    Luck has absolutely nothing to do with it

  21. packers291 says:
    April 20, 2018 at 5:17 pm
    Pushing a signing bonus into voidable years is asking for dead money. Why would you manage a cap like that?
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    Because clearly Howie Roseman doesn’t know what he is doing when it comes to cap management but you do

  22. Wentz not coming along so well? Funny how Philly was lead to its lucky first sb by a crappy back up qb running chip Kelly’s college offense…you people have to say ty to chip whether you like it or not….ironic that you really should love the man u despise, bc without that gimmick offense, Foles would have been stinky old Nick in any other off.

  23. Great now BOTH the eagles qb’s are better than what dallas has. Pop Gun Prescott may be the fifth nest qb in a FOUR team division !

  24. Apparently the Pats do need him. Your “Goat” lost to Nick. Remember?
    No?

    It was 41-33. Remember when Nick caught a pass and didn’t fumble with the game on the line? Instead he threw the go ahead YD.

  25. Apparently the Pats do need him. Your “Goat” lost to Nick. Remember?
    No?

    It was 41-33. Remember when Nick caught a pass and didn’t fumble with the game on the line? Instead he threw the go ahead YD.

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    Maybe if Brady didn’t have a lacerated hand…

  26. Why are Patriot fans still so salty? You dominated your division for 17yrs. You have a QB who has taken your team to EIGHT Superbowls winning FIVE of them. I’m not the typical Anti-Patriot fan because they win. I respect what they’ve done. But give Philly their respect. They won fair and square. The Philly Special was a legal play, Your kicker missed an easy FG, Brady didn’t catch a sure TD. Not to mention TB fumbled away a chance to win. It’s the NFL where games can be decided by one play or one yard. Get over it.

  27. streetyson says:
    April 20, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    eaglerome says:
    April 20, 2018 at 4:57 pm
    what does mutual mean – sounds like the eagles could keep him for 2019 if they wanted or nick could stay if he wanted? can someone explain…
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    Can’t believe it needs explaining but: A mutual option = an option both sides must agree to.

    Actually that is not correct. A mutual option is that either can opt out of the contract. Both sides do not have to agree.

  28. Talk to me when Foles wins his 2nd SBowl, never mind his 5th. He’ll be just like Flacco. Got hot for a playoff run, and then disappears. Destroyed the Vikes D too, which was way better than the Pats.

  29. Youknowimright says:
    April 20, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Wentz not coming along so well? Funny how Philly was lead to its lucky first sb by a crappy back up qb running chip Kelly’s college offense…you people have to say ty to chip whether you like it or not….ironic that you really should love the man u despise, bc without that gimmick offense, Foles would have been stinky old Nick in any other off.

    What makes a person so bitter? Sad.

  30. kurdishpats1 says:
    April 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm
    We, The Pats, don’t want him.

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    you give real pats fans a bad image. we would sign nick foles if he was available. you hafta be kidding me. hes a great player who came up big in the biggest moment possible. bill belichick is smart enough to see that. give nick foles the respect he deserves.

  31. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    April 20, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    “I still can’t believe Brady lost to this scrub in the SB. Of all the places”.

    You lost now eat your heart out, lol.
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  32. tb12greatest says:
    April 20, 2018 at 7:02 pm
    Apparently the Pats do need him. Your “Goat” lost to Nick. Remember?
    No?

    It was 41-33. Remember when Nick caught a pass and didn’t fumble with the game on the line? Instead he threw the go ahead YD.

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    Maybe if Brady didn’t have a lacerated han

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    Oh…*snif*

  33. Youknowimright says:
    April 20, 2018 at 6:11 pm
    Luckiest sb win in the history of the NFL.

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    You post this same comment in nearly every thread about the Eagles. They were so lucky they lost their elite QB, elite LT, elite ST player, elite LB, and Sproles. They won because of depth. That’s not luck, that’s called building a good roster.

    At some point you need to get over it.

    The luckiest SB win in NFL history was Giants over Bills aka “Wide Right”.

  34. Youknowimright says:
    April 20, 2018 at 6:39 pm
    Wentz not coming along so well? Funny how Philly was lead to its lucky first sb by a crappy back up qb running chip Kelly’s college offense…you people have to say ty to chip whether you like it or not….ironic that you really should love the man u despise, bc without that gimmick offense, Foles would have been stinky old Nick in any other off.

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    Fascinating to see someone so bitter. Anyway, you are right – the eagles were so lucky to score 40+ pts against the patriots on the biggest stage, so lucky that Brandon Graham got to Brady with a few minutes left, so lucky that they ran the perfect trick play at the perfect time, that they made their fourth down attempts. Without a number of the best players on their team. Pure luck. Or something.

  35. You guys are the best….I love how seriously you take it…..it’s just football….hilarious.

  36. A lot of people don’t seem to understand this contract. Foles is getting a 2 million dollar signing bonus and additional incentives for performance if he ends up starting this year. The mutual option for 2019 means Foles can still hit free agency next year but it also makes him a more attractive trade commodity. Win, win for both sides.

  37. seabreezes51 says:
    April 20, 2018 at 8:27 pm
    tb12greatest says:
    April 20, 2018 at 7:02 pm
    Apparently the Pats do need him. Your “Goat” lost to Nick. Remember?
    No?

    It was 41-33. Remember when Nick caught a pass and didn’t fumble with the game on the line? Instead he threw the go ahead YD.

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    Maybe if Brady didn’t have a lacerated han

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    Oh…*snif*

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    If you’re going to quote me, at least learn to copy and paste correctly.

    I kinda of feel the same way when Donovan McNabb was throwing up in SB 39…oh sniff.

  38. bfalloonnaa

    This was basically a 2 million dollar gift by Philly to the Eagles, a Thank You
    to extrapolate anything about Foles desire to continue being a backup is ill founded
    This has nothing to do with that or his families finances, lol
    Eagles did right by him are the premiere organization in the NFL and are building a dynasty

  39. I love it how every Pats fanboys turns every post into a Pats post and they yap as if they are authorized reps of the team. Adorable and amusing. Don’t stop!

  40. For the record:

    The Iggles won the damn game. Con gratulations to them.

    Foles had the game of his lifetime, I just don’t think he can do it again, nor can the Iggles do it again, so I say again – Iggles one and done.

    If I’m wrong (no matter who plays QB) I’ll admit it.

  41. This contract DOES NOT make it “easier” to trade him during the 2018 season or after the 2018 season. The 2019 season and later years VOID after 2018 unless BOTH the Eagles (or trade partner) AND Foles agree not to void those years. If Foles was traded prior to, during or after the 2018 season, all Foles would have to say is the word, “VOID” and the 2019 and later years VOID and any team he was traded to would have just traded for a FREE AGENT.

    This was a CLASS MOVE by the Eagles to pay Foles for the Super Bowl run and to toss him some more green if he has to play in 2018, nothing beyond that.

  42. Z SPORTS NETWORK says:
    April 20, 2018 at 5:24 pm
    If there is no out clause or escalator clause regarding trades, this seems like a terrible move by his agent.
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    You did read the part where they said it was a MUTUAL option for 2019 right? Mutual, as in both parties have to agree to it. Basically, all this contract does is give Foles a bit of a bonus for what he did last year, provide him with more money should Wentz’s recovery process require Foles to start more games before Wentz is ready to start, and put in place a pre-made framework to keep Foles on the team in 2019 should the right opportunity for Foles not appear before then (or if, God forbid, Wentz suffers another serious injury). In other words, this contract is all good things.

  43. People in this comment section conveniently forget that Carson Wentz was an MVP candidate before he got injured. That is why Foles will be relegated to backup when Wentz comes back. People don’t know anything about football.

  44. Foles really surprised me in the playoffs. I won’t doubt the guy again. I think Foles will be the starter when the season opens, only because I don’t think Wentz will be ready yet.

    I don’t think they trade Foles at draft time because its too early to evaluate Wentz health in relation to the start of the season.

    Theres no reason to rush Wentz back in, let him heal up properly. Heck, you’ve got the SB MVP to fill in.

  45. Don’t worry Pats fans. If Brady goes down you have Hoyer to take you to the super bowl.

  46. Good on the eagles, happy to see the organization do the right thing. With the next year being a mutual choice, how does it work if one side wants to pick it up and the other side rejects? Does it matter which side does what? I feel like that’s what people were trying to ask earlier in this thread about how the contract works. I’ve heard several people say this makes Foles more tradable so it must not be as simple as one side rejecting vetos the extra year

  47. Amazing how many opposing fans come in here to trash talk the Eagles after they JUST WON THE SUPER BOWL. Talk about bad timing. I mean at least wait to see if they have a horrible start or something first. Not that I would feel any differently towards your bitter little comments. Still won’t care.

  48. Eagles did the right thing but are in a double-edged sword situation. Foles was lights out when it mattered most but the guy he filled in for has HOF potential. The genius fans will be calling for Wentz’ head the first pick six he throws. Shipping off Foles SEEMS stupid but it’s the exact opposite. His presence, regardless of his impeccable character, will be a distraction. And before any of you dopes point to Foles SB performance and MVP, remember one Doug Williams. You got your guy in Carson. Foles served his purpose. If another back up needs to carry the load in the post season, it can’t be Foles. He served his purpose. Lightning doesn’t strike twice but it sure will burn everything up around it.

  49. Foles, as a back up, is less likely to get hurt, and is playing on the team he wants to play for. Obviously he gives weight to things like friendships, playing for a winner, and playing in the town where he does not have to uproot his immediate family matter to him. The fact he is also a member of a wealthy family also counts.

  50. Great move by the Eagles! Rewards the Super Bowl MVP and keeps him happy in case he needs to start any games again.

  51. sfsaintsfan says:
    April 21, 2018 at 12:08 am
    This contract DOES NOT make it “easier” to trade him during the 2018 season or after the 2018 season. The 2019 season and later years VOID after 2018 unless BOTH the Eagles (or trade partner) AND Foles agree not to void those years.
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    True but it does allow any team who trades for him more time to negotiate. If he’s an entrenched starter somewhere at the end of ‘18 the team and Foles can exercise the ‘19 option while working on an extension. If he plays just ok after being traded both sides might agree to ‘19 at the current rate for continuity. He just had a kid and his family is loaded so stability may be significantly more important than maximizing dollars.

  52. @the real trenches…..quite the contrary….I come in to create a stir and watch the aftermath……you guys fight back with a fire that is so strange to me that I just need to see more. I don’t really get sport team obsessions. I don’t really have that much passion for pro sports bc I get nothing out of it in return…I don’t feel better or worse when a team wins or loses….if you do that makes me think you need to find something more in your life, but that’s me..sb and world series wins…etc….do nothing for me one way or the other….I have my own successes that I enjoy…seeing Nick Foles hold up a sb trophy, or anyone else for that matter doesn’t excite me or upset me.

  53. Only in Philly is this guy a “good QB”. This guy is a Case Keenum on a better version of the Vikings. That’s the only reason he won a Superbowl. Just watchback the NFC Championship and Superbowl. Many of those big plays were the Wide Receivers winning jump balls, and saving an interception. Also the coaching staff’s playcalling was spot on. They took calculated risks that paid off. Eagles fans are delusional to think a first rounder was worth this guy. He doesn’t want to go anywhere else because he knows he won’t succeed anywhere else. That’s the only explanation as to why he wins a Superbowl and won’t go somewhere else to make more money.

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