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Hopkins' game-winning FG made Heinicke quite a bit of money

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Dustin Hopkins' game-winning field goal on Thursday versus the Giants was huge for Washington, as it prevented them from slipping to 0-2 to start off the 2021 season.

It was huge for Taylor Heinicke's pockets, too.

Per ESPN's Field Yates, that three-pointer netted the beloved quarterback a cool $125,000 because it triggered an incentive clause in his contract.

Here are the full details of the financial windfall:

According to Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post, Heinicke could see that kind of money on many more occasions if he finds more success; his agreement with Washington contains a "club game win bonus" that will award him that amount of cash every time he plays the required amount of snaps in up to 12 victories.

So, turns out Hopkins and Heinicke were both very thankful for New York's penalty that allowed Hopkins a second try at the kick after he missed the first one. Fortunately, Hopkins was money from 43 yards away after missing from 48.