On Tuesday, Jaguars HC Doug Marrone named Nick Foles the team’s starting quarterback following the team’s bye.
Rookie QB Gardner Minshew did an admirable job filling in for Foles, but it appears as though they want to see what Foles can do with an extended opportunity after signing a four-year deal worth $88 million this offseason.
Regarding Minshaw, Marrone said: “He’s done a great job. I feel a whole lot different about him now than did prior to him playing, in a positive way.”
Foles suffered a broken left clavicle during his debut in Week 1 and was placed on injured reserve.
Foles, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Eagles back in 2012. Philadelphia traded Foles to the Rams back in 2015 in a deal for QB Sam Bradford and he later signed an extension with the team.
Foles lasted just over a year with the Rams before he was released and later signed to a two-year, $11 million contract with the Eagles. He was set to make a base salary of $4 million in 2018 when he agreed to a restructured contract this offseason and later bought his free agency by paying back $2 million to the Eagles.
From there, Foles agreed to a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jaguars that included $50.125 million guaranteed.
In 2018, Foles appeared in four games and thrown for 1,192 yards while completing 69.8 percent of his passes to go along with five touchdowns and three interceptions.