Nick Foles lost out on a ridiculous amount of money after the Eagles secure their playoff birth

Nick Foles

For a moment, it seemed as though the reigning Superbowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles were not going to make it to the post-season of the latest NFL campaign.

Three games ago, the side led by Doug Pederson were staring at finishing outside of the playoff spots and needed something special to turn their season around.

But they picked up form at a crucial amount of time, securing three victories on the spin against the Los Angeles Rams, the Houston Texans and the Washington Redskins.

Of course they needed the Bears to do the business against the Vikings, and once they did it was never in doubt.

The Eagles' return to form has seen the comeback of the Superbowl MVP - Nick Foles.

Losing his spot at the start of the season due to the return of Carson Wentz, Foles was handed the Quarterback role once again as the franchise shut Wentz down for the season due to a back injury.

And in their home victory over the Texans last week, a fantastic Foles performance gave him the honour of being the NFC Offensive Player of the Year.

He continued to break records this past week, tying the NFL record for most consecutive completed passes at 25, with the Eagles completing a stunning 24-0 win at the FedExField.

Nick Foles has missed out on a huge bonus by the narrowest of margins.

Despite all of this, one thing is going to hurt Foles massively when it's all said and done.

After Foles didn't finish the game due to bruising his ribs, ESPN reporter Adam Schefter reported that he missed a vital clause in his contract that has cost him a $1 million payout.

Foles had to complete 33 per cent of the team's plays in the season and ensure that the Eagles make the postseason.

The latter part he did, but the percentage of plays he made for the team - 32.

Absolutely brutal.

There was inevitable calls for the Eagles to pay the man regardless, he's a legend in their parts after the heroics against the Patriots earlier this year.

And if Wentz isn't returning for the post season, they really need Foles to be healthy as they travel to Chi-town to face the Bears on January 6 - bonus or not.

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