Latest On QBs Carson Wentz, Nick Foles

If the Eagles make the playoffs, they likely won’t have Carson Wentz under center… and that could mean extra money is coming Nick Foles‘ way. Appearing on Good Morning Football, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport discussed the various incentives in Foles’ contract, and he also touched on the Eagles potential offseason options regarding the veteran (Twitter link).

Rapoport notes that Foles has already earned $2MM in incentives this season, and he’ll earn another $250K if he can help lead the Eagles to the postseason. The veteran can also make $1MM for each playoff victory, providing him with plenty of options to boost his income. The Eagles can make the playoffs with a win today over the Redskins and a Bears victory over the Vikings.

If the Eagles do end up making the playoffs, they’ll likely be going forward without Wentz. The franchise quarterback has been dealing with a back injury for some time, and the organization has already effectively shut him down for the season. However, Rapoport says that Wentz will have a scan on his back at some point next week. The scan is intended to “see if he’s got a shot” to play in the postseason, so there’s apparently some optimism that we may see Wentz at some point during the playoffs.

Either way, the team is prepared to move forward with Wentz, as Rapoport says that “it’s clear” that Foles won’t be back in 2019. The reporter details two potential paths the organization could take with their veteran signal-caller. The front office could choose to pick up Foles’ $20MM mutual option, at which point Foles would be expected to pay $2MM to “buy” his way into free agency. Alternatively, the team could choose to franchise Foles, allowing them to then shop the player to any quarterback-needy teams.

If the Eagles season does end today, we’ll still be hearing plenty about the team’s quarterback situation throughout the offseason.

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16 comments on “Latest On QBs Carson Wentz, Nick Foles

      • nyphilsfan

        Soooo…have you compared their stats as Eagles? Just wondering. Because, yeah. Pretty f’ing close and Foles blows him away in clutch stats.

  1. crosseyedlemon

    The Eagles have essentially been in a playoff for their lives each of the past 2 weeks. The Bears would look rather foolish assisting Philly into the post season only to lose to them the following week in a wild card game.

      • crosseyedlemon

        The fact that the Eagles have beaten two top teams the last 2 weeks to stay in the playoff hunt shows the character that is gained from being champions. As a Bears fan I would much rather face the Vikings in post season.

      • Oh so the Bears should have lost to Minnesota and assisted Minnesota into the playoffs then try to beat them next week instead…you know…so they would not look silly assisting Philly?

    • sameichel

      The bears can get the two seed with a win and a rams loss, and the way the 49ers have been playing recently even in loss and the way the rams have looked that can easily happen

  2. DannyQ3913

    Trade Wentz. Hurt every year & can’t afford to dump $150 million into him

    • Polish Hammer

      Brilliant! Maybe you can trade him from your fantasy football team, but he’s not leaving Philly anytime soon.

  3. bucketbrew35

    Too typical of Philly. “Hey this Foles guy keeps bringing our team back from the dead and won us a Super Bowl. We should probably trade him.”

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