Following Colin Kaepernick‘s recent extension, many young quarterbacks are likely counting down the days until their new contract. One signal caller who isn’t thinking that far ahead is Eagles field general Nick Foles.
As Jeff McLane of Philly.com writes, Foles has never been financially motivated to play the sport. It certainly helps that his father sold a chain of Texas-based restaurants for $59MM, but as the writer says, Foles “is his own man and will want to forge his own path.”
Besides the lack of desire for a large payout, there may be many factors that stands in Foles’ way. One could be the lingering belief that a more mobile quarterback would fit better into coach Chip Kelly‘s system. Another is the hesitance to buy into Foles completely until he’s proven that he can sustain his success.
Regardless, the entire thing isn’t bothering the 25-year-old.
“If you try to think about all that, it’s hard to play,” Foles said.
If the quarterback continues with that focused mindset, he may be in line for his own large contract soon enough.
Let’s take a look at some more notes from around the NFC…
- Citing the Lions signing of Rashean Mathis last offseason, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com says that general manager Martin Mayhew “is willing to make moves for veterans who can contribute at pretty much all times.” When taking a look at possible free agent fits for the team, Rothstein points to cornerbacks Jabari Greer and Drayton Florence, safety Steve Gregory and offensive lineman Bruce Campbell.
- If Matthew Stafford struggles this season, Rothstein could envision the Lions drafting a quarterback “somewhat high” in the 2015 draft.
- Lions guard Rob Sims hopes to reach a new deal with the team, tweets Detroit News’ Chris McCosky. Sims is entering the final year of his contract.
- ESPN.com’s Vikings writer Ben Goessling can’t envision the team restructuring the contracts of Adrian Peterson or Greg Jennings. Instead, he says a restructuring (or release) for linebacker Chad Greenway would be more likely.