Chicago Bears kicker Cody Parkey may have broken the hearts of thousands of fans when he missed a potential game-winning field goal on Sunday, but there is one Philadelphia Eagles player that was especially happy after the game.
That player was quarterback Nick Foles, who threw the go-ahead touchdown pass to Golden Tate in the fourth quarter of the game. Foles not only helped his team to a first round upset and a showdown with the New Orleans Saints next week, but he also pocketed some extra cash for the win.
According to multiple reports, Foles earned a total of $1 million when Parkey’s kick bounced off the upright and the crossbar. $500,000 of that money came by virtue of playing at least 33 percent of the team’s snaps in a playoff game, and the other $500,000 came because the Eagles won the game.
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The Eagles will now head to New Orleans to take on the Saints next Sunday, while the Dallas Cowboys will head to Los Angeles to battle the Rams on Saturday.