Report: Nick Foles, Jaguars have mutual interest
With the Denver Broncos having agreed to acquire Joe Flacco in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday, there is now one less NFL team in search of a starting quarterback this season. That may not be the best news for Nick Foles, but the Super Bowl MVP still has options.
The most popular theory is that Foles will end up with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are expected to move on from Blake Bortles in the near future. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, there is “mutual interest” between Foles and the Jags.
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Foles was once again impressive filling in for an injured Carson Wentz, and he has earned the right to start somewhere. Jacksonville has seemingly been a solid quarterback away from championship contention for several years now, though their problems ran deeper than that during a 5-11 season last year.
If the Jaguars can get their defense back to where it was in 2017, Foles could be a perfect fit with them. While he doesn’t make many spectacular plays, he does a good job of protecting the football. Plus, it recently became clear how respected he was in the Eagles’ locker room. All of those traits should make him appealing to Tom Coughlin and Jacksonville’s front office.