ESPN’s Adam Schefter has supplied some details on the Kansas City Chiefs contract with Nick Foles, which should be official at some point (the Chiefs haven’t confirmed it yet).
Chiefs giving Nick Foles $1.75M this year, plus incentives. Team option for 2nd year, which ranges bw $6.75-$16M based on 2016 performance.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 4, 2016
The Chiefs had just over $400k in cap space so something must be happening to make room for him unless the Chiefs have done some of their cap magic I don’t understand.
That second year? Whoo boy, can you imagine KC paying Foles $16 million next year? Presumably that scenario would mean no Alex Smith. That doesn’t mean the Chiefs plan on that happening ... but it’s suggested in that contract.
This is all very interesting to me. Even the cap experts are wondering how his contract will fit in ...
I wonder how KC is creating the salary cap space for Nick Foles since there was only a little over $500,000 after Eric Fisher's deal.— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) August 4, 2016
...let alone the roster implications of Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray. My thoughts on that are here.