The Philadelphia Eagles are heading to the Super Bowl. Although they have been led all year by quarterback Carson Wentz, Nick Foles has been able to fill in and navigate the team through the playoffs. When Wentz went down with a torn ACL, many didn’t give the Eagles much of a chance. In fact, the Eagles are going to be an underdog in all three of their playoff games. Regardless of the outcome at the Super Bowl, Nick Foles has proven his worth not only as a backup put as a potential starting QB in the league for next season. Finishing up his seventh year in the league, Nick Foles net worth sits at $6 million.
Drafted by the Eagles 88th overall in the 2012 NFL draft, Foles has spent his NFL career with a total of three teams. He spent the first three seasons of his professional career in Philadelphia before being traded to the Rams in a quarterback exchange. He signed a two year contract with the Rams valued at over $24 million, but he never lived up to the hype they had hoped for. He was eventually released and signed with Kansas City. After a one year stint with the Chiefs, Foles found himself on the free agent market and got a call from his old team. Philadelphia had just used their top pick to draft franchise quarterback, Carson Wentz, so many were convinced that Foles would fit nicely into a backup role. His most recent deal with the Eagles would net him an additional $11 million in earnings over the next two seasons.
Nick Foles career earnings in the NFL have now reached almost $20 million. Nick Foles net worth can be attributed to these earnings which we can predict should be flowing in for years to come. The rate of those earnings are the biggest question mark though. Foles postseason success has many wondering if he could land with a different NFL team next season. His experience and proven leadership could be an asset to many other organizations. If Foles is able to convince the Eagles to trade him (he still has one year remaining on his contract), then he could demand upwards of $20 million a year in salary.
Regardless of what happens this offseason with Nick Foles one thing is for sure, he is now leading the Eagles into the biggest game of his career. A Super Bowl victory against the Patriots for a backup QB is a monumental milestone. I’m sure Nick is focused on the game instead of his future earnings, but if Nick Foles does get traded he could sign a big contract which could greatly increase Nick Foles net worth. We will have to see what happens, but as they say in Philly, “Fly Eagles Fly”.
James Hendrickson is an internet entrepreneur, blogging junky, hunter and personal finance geek. When he’s not lurking in coffee shops in Portland, Oregon, you’ll find him in the Pacific Northwest’s great outdoors. James has a masters degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Bachelors degree on Sociology from Earlham College. He loves individual stocks, bonds and precious metals.