Jacksonville Jaguars: Nick Foles to Return After Bye Week
Nick Foles better be ready to go on another run. The Jacksonville Jaguars are naming him the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season.
Foles was signed in the offseason. He threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver D.J. Chark at home against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter. Nick Foles left the game with a broken clavicle and he did not return.
He has not played ever since then. Gardner Minshew II has been the story ever since, but his mediocre play in London against the Houston Texans has him going back to the bench. It was great while it lasted, but there is a reason why he is a backup and not a starter.
Minshew II has completed 188-of-307 passes for 2,285 yards 13 touchdowns and four interceptions. He has also rushed for 235 yards on 42 carries so far this season.
Head Coach Doug Marrone made the right call here and he made this decision on Tuesday. Nick Foles is the man on this team when he is healthy. The Jacksonville Jaguars are 4-5 so far this season. They are just a game out of the sixth seed in the AFC.
The Indianapolis Colts currently have a 5-3 record. Jacksonville plays them twice in the next seven games.
That will be their first game off the bye at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Jaguars will then play the Tennessee Titans on the road and Jacksonville already beat them this season in Week 3 on a Thursday night by a score of 20-7.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will have back-to-back winnable games at home to start December against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Chargers.
The game to keep an eye on is Week 15 at the Oakland Raiders. That could potentially be for the number six seed in the AFC depending on how the next several weeks shake out.
Jacksonville will be on the road against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16.
Foles is no stranger to playing hero ball. He has led the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl Title against the New England Patriots after Carson Wentz went down a couple of years ago due to a Torn ACL in a Week 14 game on the road against the Los Angeles Rams. Nick Foles also won Super Bowl LII that season.
Last season, Philadelphia was on the ropes at 6-7 heading into Week 15 and they won three straight games against the Los Angeles Rams on the road, the Houston Texans at home, and the Washington Redskins on the road. The Philadelphia Eagles also got some help that allowed them to reach the postseason. The Eagles won on the road in the Wild Card Game against the Chicago Bears.
They then lost on the road in the NFC Divisional Round against the New Orleans Saints. That game was much closer against them. When Carson Wentz played against them, Philadelphia was blown out of the water in that game.
This is basically a similar situation for Nick Foles now here in Jacksonville. They basically have no room for error. The Jaguars only have room to lose like one, maybe two games for the rest of the regular season.
Nick Foles has a solid receiving core to throw to and he also has a solid running game supporting him. Jacksonville’s defense is not bad by any means.
So far in the 2019 season, Foles has completed 5-of-8 passes for 75 yards and one touchdown.
If he has some of that Philadelphia magic left in him, this team could get to the postseason and potentially pull off an upset or two.
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