Nick Foles
QB JAC (10)
2 months ago

Foles has no intention of retiring and plans to "come out slinging" in 2020, Mark Long of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news is hardly surprising given the 30-year-old signed a four-year, $88 million deal in March, though he had considered retirement earlier in his career. Regardless, the veteran quarterback's first season as a Jaguar was one to forget, as he suffered a fractured left clavicle in the season opener and was benched after returning from the subsequent eight-game stint on injured reserve. Foles completed 77 of 117 passes for 736 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in four games, while also rushing four times for 23 yards and losing two fumbles. Rookie sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew played well despite a tumultuous season for the team, and he'll likely enter the 2020 campaign with the upper hand for the starting job. Foles' departure in a trade would provide minimal benefit to the salary cap in 2020, so there's a good chance he enters training camp as the backup in Jacksonville.

Nick Foles
QB JAC (10)
3 months ago

Foles will be the Jaguars' backup quarterback Sunday versus the Chargers, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Foles broke his left collarbone Week 1 and spent the next two months on injured reserve. Once he was healthy enough to play Week 11, he took over the offense from Gardner Minshew, but after back-to-back losses to the Texans and Colts, Foles was pulled at halftime this past Sunday against the Bucs after completing seven of 14 passes for 93 yards and an interception while losing two fumbles. The decision by coach Doug Marrone to return to the undrafted rookie may extend beyond Sunday, especially if Minshew gets the Jaguars back in the win column. In any case, Foles will serve as a backup Week 13 and potentially beyond.

Nick Foles
QB JAC (10)
3 months ago

Foles was replaced by Gardner Minshew to start the second half of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Foles completed seven of 14 passes for 93 yards and an interception with two lost fumbles, leading to a 25-0 deficit after two quarters. The Jaguars have been pummeled in three games since the veteran quarterback returned Week 11, and Sunday's turnover-prone performance provided little reason to allow him to finish the contest. Minshew could take over the starting job with a quality second-half effort, but coach Doug Marrone will have a decision to make about his starting quarterback, regardless.

Nick Foles
QB JAC (10)
3 months ago

Coach Doug Marrone suggested after Sunday's 42-20 loss to the Titans that Foles will remain the Jaguars' starting quarterback, Gene Frenette of The Florida Times-Union reports. "We got to figure it out with the guys we have," Marrone said, when asked about a potential change under center. "You got to keep fighting. You got to keep trying."

EDGE Analysis

In his first two games since returning from a fractured left clavicle, Foles has completed 68.4 percent of his pass attempts, but he's generally struggled to move the offense (6.0 YPA) while the Jaguars have lost both contests handily. Though the Jaguars now sit at 4-7 and received generally strong play from rookie Gardner Minshew earlier this season, Marrone apparently isn't ready to throw the towel in on Foles. The veteran signal caller will at least find himself in a favorable spot in Week 13, taking on a Buccaneers defense has surrendered 289.9 yards per game through the air (31st in the NFL) and 26 passing touchdowns (tied for 30th) this season.

Nick Foles
QB JAC (10)
3 months ago

Foles completed 32 of 48 pass attempts for 272 yards and carried three times for 20 yards during Sunday's 42-20 loss to the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Foles completed a respectable 67 percent of his passes but averaged a poor 5.7 yards per attempt due to a lack of shots downfield. He failed to account for a touchdown for the first time in his last six outings as the team deferred to Leonard Fournette near the goal line on a couple of occasions. All in all, this wasn't the worst performance from Foles, but it did little do back up his 296-yard, two-touchdown effort from a week ago. He will face a much more favorable matchup next Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Nick Foles
QB JAC (10)
3 months ago

Foles completed 33 of 47 pass attempts for 296 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 11 matchup against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Foles looked comfortable immediately in his first game action since Week 1, completing six of his first seven passes. That stretch was highlighted by a 34-yard touchdown toss to DJ Chark, and he added his second score -- a 20-yard pass -- with just under a minute remaining in the game. Though Foles was reliant more upon volume than efficiency, he completed five passes over 15 yards and showed few signs of rust. He'll look to overcome a tough matchup in Week 12 at the Titans.

Nick Foles
QB JAC (10)
4 months ago

The Jaguars officially reinstated Foles (collarbone) from injured reserve Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The transaction was merely a formality after coach Doug Marrone announced earlier in the day that Foles would take over as the Jaguars' starting quarterback coming out of the Week 10 bye. Now that he's back from IR, Foles can resume practicing with the team and prepare for the Nov. 17 start against the Colts in what will mark his first appearance since Week 1.

Nick Foles
QB JAC (10)
4 months ago

Coach Doug Marrone announced Tuesday that Foles (collarbone) will be activated from injured reserve after the Jaguars' Week 10 bye and resume duties as the team's starting quarterback Nov. 17 versus the Colts, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Foles' status as the starter came into question after Gardner Minshew stepped in and found some early success directing the offense. However, Minshew lost momentum in Sunday's turnover-filled loss to the Texans, prompting Marrone to hand the starting job back over to Foles, who should be fully recovered from his collarbone injury after the bye.

Nick Foles
QB JAC (10)
4 months ago

Coach Doug Marrone will decide during Jacksonville's Week 10 bye whether Foles (collarbone) or Gardner Minshew will serve as the starting quarterback, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old is expected to return from injured reserve ahead of the Week 11 game against the Colts, but whether he works as the backup or the starter remains to be seen. Rookie sixth-round pick Minshew has performed quite well since Foles fractured his left clavicle Week 1, though he just delivered his worst performance of the season with four turnovers in Sunday's 26-3 loss to the Texans. Still, the rookie's body of work for the season could be enough to justify keeping him as the starter over the veteran free-agent acquisition, who joined the Jags on a four-year, $88 million deal in March. Marrone indicated he'll take a few days to make the decision and expects to inform the quarterbacks of the plan next weekend.

Nick Foles
QB JAC (10)
4 months ago

Foles (collarbone) is expected to be reinstated from injured reserve ahead of the Jaguars' Week 11 game against the Texans, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports there's "no guarantee" the signal-caller gets the starting job back upon his return.

EDGE Analysis

Since Foles fractured his left clavicle in the season opener, rookie Gardner Minshew has stepped in to lead the Jaguars to a 4-3 record as a starter while completing 61.9 percent of his throws for 7.6 yards per attempt and a 13:2 TD:INT ratio. If Minshew maintains a hot hand and leads the Jaguars to a win over Houston in London on Sunday, coach Doug Marrone may not be compelled to make a change at quarterback coming out of the Jaguars' bye week. Regardless of how Minshew performs in the outing, expect Marrone to make a decision on his starting quarterback early in the team's Week 11 prep.