What does Nick Foles’ decision to sign with Jacksonville mean for him and the Jaguars? USA TODAY Sports’ Lorenzo Reyes breaks it down.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to get their quarterback, and Nick Foles is going to get paid.
The former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and Super Bowl LII MVP agreed to a four-year deal worth $88 million with the Jaguars on Monday, a person with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports’ Mike Jones. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement could not become official until the start of the new league year on Wednesday.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport the first to report the agreement.
Former starter Blake Bortles is also set to be released by the team, per Rapoport.
For Foles, the deal marks his return a starting job after he played a critical role for the Eagles in filling in for Carson Wentz the last two seasons. In 2017, he led the franchise to its first Super Bowl title when he stepped in for Wentz, who was sidelined by a knee injury late in the year.
After the season, Foles paid $2 million to void his contract and become a free agent. The Eagles decided not to place the franchise tag on him.
The Jaguars are looking for Foles to provide a quick fix and return the organization to contender status after the team reached the AFC Championship Game in 2017 before crashing to a 5-11 record last year. Jacksonville ranked 31st in total yards in 2018 and 27th in points.
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