Jacksonville Jaguars Are Trading Nick Foles
The Jacksonville Jaguars are trading Nick Foles sooner rather than later, that much is now clear.
Last year, Jacksonville signed Foles to an ill-advised four-year, $88 million contract.
Foles promptly broke his collarbone in the first week of the season and had to sit out until Week 11. When he finally returned, he threw as many interceptions as touchdowns and lost all four of the outings he started.
According to Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Jacksonville is looking to move forward with second-year star Gardner Minshew II as their starter and deal Foles elsewhere.
Because Foles has a $22.1 million cap hit in 2020, the Jaguars will likely have to sweeten the pot somehow to get someone to bite on the trade.
Moreover, even if the Jaguars did end up getting rid of their veteran quarterback, they would still have to eat an $18.9 million dead cap hit in 2020.
Still, it would save the organization $3 million against the cap, plus the cash they would actually have to pay him.
Minshew was Jacksonville’s sixth round draft pick in 2019. When it was all said and done, he finished the year with 21 touchdowns and six picks in 14 outings. Over the course of his 12 appearances as a starter, he went 6-6.
While it is unclear what precisely the Jaguars will do with Foles, it is clear that they will be moving forward with Minshew as their cornerstone. And that means Foles will be gone – sooner rather than later.
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