Nick Foles should have a healthy market in the offseason. Could the Jacksonville Jaguars make a strong run at him?
Well, it looks like Nick Foles time with the Philadelphia Eagles is nearing an end. With an option on the table to return in 2019, Foles and the Eagles may be both looking in different directions. For instance, less than 24 hours after the loss to the New Orleans Saints, Foles made it very clear to the media that he would like a starting opportunity in this league.
Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman made it clear that Carson Wentz is the future and the present of this franchise. Therefore Foles’ starting opportunity in 2019 will not be in Philadelphia. Now, the Eagles need to figure out whether they want to tag Nick Foles in order to trade him. Or, just let the veteran backup walk off into free agency to make the signing decision on his own.
Considering that the first option could affect the Eagles damaged cap situation further, they may just have to let the man test out free agency without getting anything in return. That may worry fans considering that two divisional rivalries may be in the market for a veteran quarterback. But right now there’s a team that will be on the hunt that would make total sense for Foles. We all know that there’s two, maybe three teams in Florida that could be on the hunt for a quarterback, but I’d say that the Jacksonville Jaguars are starting to make a lot of sense for Foles.
Would Jacksonville consider bringing Foles in?
On Wednesday, the Jaguars hired former Eagles quarterback’s coach, John DeFilippo. Obviously, we can all see why Foles to the Jags makes sense right now considering that DeFilippo is quite familiar with the Eagles quarterback. Although DeFilippo failed during his lone season as the play-caller in Minnesota, he will get a second chance with the Jaguars. And considering the fact that they are in need of a quarterback, bringing in Foles could make DeFilippo’s job a lot easier.
Earlier in the week, oddsmakers didn’t have Jacksonville as the favorite, but they were up there with Miami, Washington, and Denver as Foles’ new destinations that are most likely to happen.
Sure, the Jaguars could draft a quarterback early on, but that doesn’t mean they still won’t look for a veteran via free agency. The Jaguars are just one year removed from being in the AFC Championship. Realistically, they could be one solid passer away from being a much better team once again. Seeing as though Foles has a significant amount of experience, signing Foles would make a ton of sense for Jacksonville for the 2019 season.