Nick Foles: It was hard to watch other QBs sign big contracts

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Quarterback Nick Foles has been consistent this offseason when it comes to expressing his happiness about being a member of the Eagles even if staying in Philly means he is back to being a backup this season.

Foles didn’t stray from that path during a conversation with Peter King for his inaugural Football Morning in America column for NBC Sports. Foles called himself “very happy” about his situation and said that going to a team that traded high draft picks for him “might not have been the best fit for me,” but none of that means Foles didn’t notice other people cashing in this offseason.

“It was hard to watch other players — quarterbacks in particular — sign massive contracts in the weeks following the Super Bowl. On a daily basis, I have to fight the internal battle to keep my priorities straight,” Foles wrote in his new book Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure and Overcoming the Odds.

Foles reworked his contract for 2018 to position himself to make more money in the event he is back in the starting lineup and he can hit free agency in 2019, which Foles said he likes because “you have a choice” in your future that doesn’t exist if you get traded. You also have a chance to sign one of those massive contracts even if you’re further removed from a starring role in a Super Bowl win.

13 responses to “Nick Foles: It was hard to watch other QBs sign big contracts

  1. Perfect example of what a good teammate and human being should be. Love having Foles on the Eagles but I hope he finds a team to sign with as a FA and gets paid.

    Nick Fole > Keenum, Cousins, Bradford

    Good things come to those who wait.

  2. You can’t have it all, though you could have protested your backup status on the depth chart. After Brady won his first, he did not back up Bledsoe the following season.

  3. Don’t worry, Nick. The Philthydelphia football team has the world’s dumbest as a starter – he won’t learn or listen and you’ll be playing again this coming season. The question is whether the team will also be playing since the arrogance and foolhardiness of their sole Super Bowl victory will corrode any hope for them to ever do it again.

  4. endtimesparty says:
    July 16, 2018 at 7:56 am
    You can’t have it all, though you could have protested your backup status on the depth chart. After Brady won his first, he did not back up Bledsoe the following season.
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    Brady was already the starter even while Bledsoe was healthy the previous season. Different scenarios

  5. I like Foles. But he was extremely lucky to hit the right situation at the perfect time. The idea that it’s hard watching real starting QBs sign big contracts is ridiculous. He’s earned $20,000,000 so far and will add another $7,000,000 this year. Stop crying.

  6. Nick Foles is a great man and a great teammate. He will have his chance to cash in after this season and I hope he gets a massive contract from a team that treats him with dignity and respect like the Eagles do.

  7. I understand why they didn’t, but I can see where they should have paid him a lot more as the backup or let him go somewhere to get paid…

  8. saulg2 says:
    July 16, 2018 at 12:47 pm
    I understand why they didn’t, but I can see where they should have paid him a lot more as the backup or let him go somewhere to get paid…

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    They DID rework his contract and gave him an extra 2 or 3 mil bonus.

  9. Foles protesting his position as backup to Wentz would’ve gone about like booboo protesting his sidekick roll to Yogi would’ve gone. Wentz is so clearly the superior player that even the super bowl MVP isn’t gonna argue.

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