We all knew it wouldn’t take long for Nick Foles to find a new home. The Jacksonville Jaguars are reportedly expected to sign Foles once free agency begins on March 13, according to Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Philadelphia Eagles tried placing a tag on Foles but he declined it to become a free agent this offseason. According to the report of the Jaguars signing Foles, there isn’t a big market for his services. There are plenty of teams who could use a quarterback this offseason.
Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the deal will eclipse that of Case Keenum of the Denver Broncos barring another team doesn’t swoop in and land him and will be in the $20 million range when Foles officially signs the deal.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2019
Foles has done well filling in for Carson Wentz over the past couple seasons, leading the Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory in 2017 and then bringing them back to the playoffs after Wentz was injured again in 2018.
With the Eagles, Foles has completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 58 touchdowns, 23 interceptions and a 93.2 passer rating (21-11 record). He has completed 68.1 percent of his passes for 1,133 yards, 11 touchdowns, five interceptions and a 98.8 passer rating in the postseason.
The Jags have been sticking with Blake Bortles as their starter for the past five seasons but it appears they may finally be willing to move on after Bortles’ latest sub-par season.
The Jaguars finished 5-11 in 2018, and owner Shad Khan brought back executive VP of football operations Tom Coughlin, GM Dave Caldwell and coach Doug Marrone for 2019, but he said he expected significant improvement. The Jaguars defense is still considered one of the leagues best, the problem has always been at quarterback play.
With a healthy and motivated Foles as the signal caller in Jacksonville, expectations of a Super Bowl appearance are realistic goals for 2019 season.