Jaguars Not Actively Shopping Nick Foles, Receiving Interest

We heard a couple of days ago that the Jaguars were looking to ship out Nick Foles, but that might not be entirely accurate. While they are going to listen in trade talks, Jacksonville is “not shopping” Foles, sources told Mike Garafolo of NFL Network (Twitter video link). 

However, Garafolo does caution that the quarterback could still certainly be traded. He also reports that multiple teams have reached out to the Jaguars and expressed interest in Foles. The previous report indicated that the Jags would have a tough time finding a taker for Foles’ contract and might have to add something to sweeten the deal like in the infamous Brock Osweiler trade, but Garafolo says that Jacksonville will need to receive compensation from a team to move him.

Those are obviously conflicting sentiments about Foles’ trade value, and as always the truth could lie somewhere in between. No matter what a deal would look like, it’s notable that teams are reaching out. Garafolo notes that Foles is currently slated to compete with Gardner Minshew to be the team’s starting quarterback, and he speculates that Foles himself would welcome a fresh start.

Foles will count for more than $22MM against the cap next season, and a team would have to take a $12.5MM cap hit if they wanted to move on from him after 2020. Foles obviously wants to be a starter, but that might be prove to be tough. It’s an unusually crowded year on the veteran quarterback market, and plenty of guys will be ahead of him in line to find new homes. He’s also perhaps too high profile and too expensive for any team to want him as a backup, so it’ll be very interesting to see what happens here.

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  1. TJECK109

    Would love to know who they are receiving interest from… every GM around the league is probably raising an eyebrow.

      • dugdog83

        “We will give you a 6th rounder if you pay half his salary” is the interest they are talking about.

        • jkoms57

          Well nfl doesnt work that way.

          The acquiring team would be responsible for his nonguarenteed bonus.

          Jacksonville is stuck with his guaranteed dead money cap hit no matter what.

          So actually he does have some value as a year-to-year guy for an acquiring team

  2. crosseyedlemon

    If the Jags dump Foles then the only backup insurance behind Minshew would be Joshua Dobbs. A GM would have to be crazy to take a leap of faith like that.

    • I give no fox

      Or..maybe, just maybe…they sign a veteran free agent for 1/3 of the cost of Foles

      • crosseyedlemon

        If it’s only about saving money, then sure, they could sign Geno Smith or Nathan Peterman…but would that make them better?

  3. rocky7

    2 days ago it was reported that Foles was being shopped, now today that isn’t the case and the Jags aren’t active in trying to move him but are “receiving interest”!
    Come on….give us a break….just another reason for a column today?
    Just goes to show all these sites, reporters and commenters don’t know a damn thing about what’s really happening….just like the stock market, by the time you hear about a hot stock, its not any longer!

    • JJB0811

      Like with the Conklin to the Jets, followed by they aren’t interested in Conklin, about an hour later.

  4. Ironman_4life

    Nick Foles is probably thinking every time he looks at this app he learned something new about himself

  5. Binks

    Lol. Interest… yeah. If the jags pay down all but a million & get a conditional 7th in return there’s lots of interest

  6. TJECK109

    As much as I can’t see anyone trading for him I see him in Las Vegas if Brady turns them down. Seems like a Chuckie move

    • the preeminent nfl outsider

      Agreed. Nick makes quick decisions with ball in his hands. Fits that old West Coast prototype. Plus he’s done read option before so he could run a little deception with that.

  7. Tazza

    Why does Foles have such a bad rep.
    He won a super bowl and SB MVP
    At 22 mil it’s not like he’s getting 30 mil
    He’s been to a pro bowl
    He’s 6’6
    I’d have him over a bunch of starters in this league

  8. Unless the Jags found a sucker to take on all of Foles’ contract (highly unlikely), they would probably be better off holding onto him. Any money they save on him would probably be spent on finding a veteran backup anyway so I doubt there would be much actual cap savings. Foles played terribly last year but I’m willing to give him a slight pass on account of the broken collarbone he suffered. Let Minshew and Foles battle it out in camp and it wouldn’t be the worst case scenario if Foles ends up being the backup.

  9. phillyballers

    Jags can’t afford to trade any picks. None of their players want to be there. They will only be able to hold future players hostage for 4 or 5 years.

  10. frank_costanza

    Am I the only one who thinks he’s flourish with the Patriots? They need to bolster their line and add a weapon or two, but if Bellicheck can take a 6th round pick to six rings and win all make Garoppolo and Cassel look like starters then you mean to tell me he couldn’t do the same with Nick Foles? The guy has already proven he has a lot of talent. He’s won a super bowl, and not in the way Trent Dilfer won a super bowl. He’s so much better than people give him credit for. This Jacksonville team was always going to be bad.

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