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Monday, December 9, 2019

Jaguars will stick with Nick Foles for rest of season despite blowout loss

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Nick Foles’ return as quarterback did not help the Jacksonville Jaguars this week, but they’re not going to immediately turn away from him.

Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said immediately after the game that Foles would remain ahead of Gardner Minshew on the depth chart for the remainder of the season despite the team’s 33-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

It was a reasonable question, as Foles was not great. He relied on checkdowns, and one of his two touchdowns came deep into garbage time. Part of that may have been rust, as he hasn’t played since Week 1. That alone is probably why the Jaguars would be willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Minshew was something of a sensation early in the season, but he began to struggle just as Foles got healthy. The Jaguars have invested significantly in Foles, and he’s going to have the chance to prove himself, especially with the Jaguars fading from playoff contention.



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