Jaguars To Start Nick Foles

Nick Foles is the Jaguars’ new starting quarterback, head coach Doug Marrone announced. Foles is ready to rock after recovering from a broken collarbone and Minshew’s rough outing against the Texans in London cost him the No. 1 gig.

It’s not one game,” Marrone said of the QB situation on Sunday, after the Jags took the L in London. “It’ll be a body of work.

Foles’ body of work, which includes a Super Bowl ring, trumped Minshew’s largely impressive, but occasionally rocky, rookie season. There’s still hope for Minshew, but the Jaguars gave Foles a hefty contract this offseason for a reason. The veteran probably gives the Jaguars their best shot to win right now and turn their 4-5 season around.

Foles’ longstanding relationship with offensive coordinator John DeFilippo probably played a role in the decision as well. DeFilippo saw the Super Bowl LII MVP at his very best and believes that he can eek out an encore in 2019.

Thanks to the four-year, $88MM deal he signed with Jacksonville in the offseason, Foles is under contract through the 2022 season.

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  1. Ironman_4life

    Really shouldn’t be a controversy. Foles is your guy. Minchew is obviously a serviceable backup and did a fantastic job.

  2. dray16

    Time to save the season, it’s Foles time! Look at that schedule, good chance to go 7-0.

        • frank costanza

          That’s his strength though. Lol. He came in off the bench when Wentz went down and won the SuperBowl with the Eagles, as well as the Superbowl MVP. I don’t think at all that Foles starting turns this Jacksonville team around though. Maybe next year under a new head coach.

        • CubsRebsSaints

          Wasn’t he the guy in a Rams uniform several years ago? Stunk it up, and went back to Philly?

  3. jjabrony

    Correct decision. If you look at the season, the Jags beat the team they should have beaten and lost to the teams they should have lost to. Minchew was not elevating the team. He was just playing well enough to help them coast. And he did it with a sweet ‘stache. It’s time for Foles to now have the opportunity to show he can be a difference maker.

  4. CubsRebsSaints

    Minshew ll has absolutely ZERO reason to hang his head. He came back down to Earth. For a 6th round pick who basically played one full season in college, he played admirably. He made the squad. He made it to number 2 on the depth chart. And in the first half of his first ever NFL game his starter gets hurt and he is thrust into action. Hopefully they told him this is not really a demotion. More like, “you did your job, now sit back and learn from a Super Bowl MVP.” (whom we’re paying a ton of money to) Now you know the speed. You know what it takes to win. Grind like hell and come back for good next time. The guy has a bright future. I wouldn’t bet against Gardner Minshew ll.

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