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#pounditFriday, January 22, 2021

Nick Foles reportedly drawing trade interest from teams

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Nick Foles to a four-year, $88 million contract last offseason, but there is no guarantee he will be the team’s starting quarterback in 2020. Actually, there is no guarantee he will be with the team at all.

The Jaguars are planning to hold an open competition this offseason between Foles and Gardner Minshew, but Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that teams are monitoring the situation and have interest in trading for Foles. Jacksonville is not actively shopping the former Philadelphia Eagles hero, however.

Foles broke his collarbone in the first game of the season last year, and “Minshew Mania” quickly became a thing. Foles then got his starting job back late in the season when Minshew seemed to come back to earth, but he didn’t play well and was benched during halftime of his third game back.

The quarterback market is fairly deep this offseason, with big names like Tom Brady and Philip Rivers looking for work and other mid-tier guys that could land starting jobs. Once free agency plays out, the teams that came up empty could turn their attention toward pursuing Foles. Depending upon the value of any potential trade offers, the Jaguars may be content to get out of Foles’ contract and give Minshew a chance.

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