Foles bonus
Nick Foles is returning to the playoffs - but not with a $1 million bonus. (Harry How/Getty Images)
By Ariel Scotti / December 31, 2018 11:03 am

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles helped his team make it to the playoffs on Sunday, but he didn’t score as much as he could have financially.

It turns out a late-game injury sidelined his chances of collecting an extra $1 million for the season.

The Birds punched their ticket to the post season with a 24-0 win over the Washington Redskins, but not before Foles was taken out of the game with what’s being described now as bruised ribs, according to Bleacher Report.

While he’s expected to play in the wild card round against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field next Sunday, his barely early exit from the final game of the season means that he only participated in 32% of the Eagles’ plays — not the 33% required of his bonus.

The final two  drives of the game, instead led by third-stringer Nate Sudfeld, cost Foles a cool $1 million, as Adam Schefter explained on Twitter.

Foles took the Eagles to the Super Bowl last year after filling in for Carson Wentz, who went down with torn ACL, and returned to the backup role at the beginning of this year. He took over yet again for an injured Wentz this year and started five regular season games for the Eagles.