Can Jags fans picture Nick Foles as one of them? One year after signing quarterback Blake Bortles to a contract extension, the Jacksonville Jaguars appear to be ready to part ways with their former first round pick. What does this mean for Nick Foles betting odds?
According to ESPN, the Jaguars are expected to sign former Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Nick Foles. It would be to a multi-year contract when league year begins.
With Foles coming on board, the Jaguars are expected to release Bortles. This would pave the way for Foles to be their starter. However, they will have to pay Bortles the fully guaranteed $6.9 million salary he is owed in 2019. That’s a lot of clams for not playing a game.
Last week, the Eagles were expected to use the franchise tag on Foles. This would have kept him with the team until they could trade him. However, on Wednesday, general manager Howie Roseman said the team would not use the tag on Foles. This, allowing him to become a free agent.
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Therefore, “He deserves an opportunity to lead a team,” Roseman said.
Even though he never complained about his role on the team. Foles had indicated that he would love to start after leading the Eagles to their first Super Bowl win and earning the Super Bowl MVP award. The Eagles had different wishes.
“I would love to lead a team,” Foles said at the close of the 2018 season. “The starter thing, leading a team, impacting a locker room … that’s why we play the game — to impact people, to create an atmosphere.”
After making it to the AFC Championship Game in 2017, the Jaguars regressed last season. They finished with a 5-11 record. Despite their record last year, the Jaguars should be able to turn things around in 2019. For the reason that they still have a very good defense and a strong running game, when Leonard Fournette is healthy.
In conclusion, with Nick Foles leading their offense, defenses won’t be able to focus solely on their run attack like they have done in the past.