Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that there’s expected to be “mutual interest” between the Jaguars and QB Nick Foles.
Garafolo doesn’t think the Dolphins will have serious interest in Foles and the Eagles would like to prevent him from playing for the Giants or Redskins, which leaves the Jaguars as the most likely landing spot.
The Eagles made the decision to pick up Foles’ $20 million option and he responded by informing them that he will pay back the $2 million he needs to in order to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
From here, the Eagles can explore the trade market for Foles before the deadline to use the franchise tag on him later this month. Otherwise, they’re in a situation where they would have to let him walk and collect a compensatory pick in 2020.
Foles, 29, 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 Rams.
Unfortunately, Foles lasted just over a year with the Rams before he was released last summer and later signed by the Chiefs. The Eagles signed Foles to a two-year, $11 million contract that includes $7 million guaranteed this past March.
Foles was set to make a base salary of $4 million in 2018 when he agreed to a restructured contract this offseason.
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.
We had him featured in our Top 100 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.