The Jacksonville Jaguars are signing free agent quarterback Nick Foles, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. The contract is said to be worth $88 million over four years with just over $50 million guaranteed. The max value is reportedly worth $102 million!
Foles to the Jags has been one of the league’s worst kept secret approaching NFL free agency. The Daily News and ESPN previously reported Foles was expected to sign with Jacksonville, who employ his former quarterback coach in John DeFilippo.
Foles leaves Philadelphia as an absolute legend. We’ll always remember his heroics en route to becoming the first Super Bowl MVP in Eagles franchise history. He was truly a great backup to have behind Carson Wentz over the past two seasons.
It’ll be interesting to see how Foles fares with the Jaguars. His first stint outside of Philly didn’t go so well. After being traded to the St. Louis Rams in 2015, Foles struggled and got benched for Case Keenum in November. The Rams cut Foles and he considered retirement before ultimately reuniting with Andy Reid in Kansas City as Alex Smith’s backup in 2016. Foles then came back to Philly in 2017 and, well, you know the rest.
It’s safe to say Philly will be rooting for Foles’ success down in Jacksonville. It helps that the Eagles aren’t set to play the Jaguars again until the 2022 NFL regular season.
Foles signing a big contract with the Jags means the Eagles will potentially be receiving a third-round compensatory pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
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Meanwhile, the reaction over at Big Cat Country ...
hahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH https://t.co/PbM3aF92W4— Big Franchise Lifting QB Country (@BigCatCountry) March 11, 2019
prayer circle let’s see if this works— Big Franchise Lifting QB Country (@BigCatCountry) March 11, 2019