Foles and Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) will have an open competition for the starting quarterback job, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Coach Matt Nagy said Trubisky will get the first snap once the team is able to practice, though it sounds like the Bears aren't making any assumptions beyond that. The team dealt a fourth-round pick to Jacksonville for Foles, who then agreed to a restructured contract that maintains his guarantees but reduces his base salary, with the added benefit of player options to void the deal after 2020 or 2021.
Foles negotiated a restructuring of his contract after the Bears agreed to trade for him Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Bears will fork over a fourth-round pick to the Jaguars in exchange for the 31-year-old quarterback, who has three seasons and approximately $57 million remaining on a four-year, $88 million contract, per OverTheCap.com. The new agreement maintains the guarantee on his 2020 base salary and also gives Foles the option to void his contract and become a free agent after 2020 or 2021. It's a pretty sweet deal for Foles, considering the Jaguars paid him more than $30 million last season between his salary and signing bonus. He'll be the favorite in a quarterback competition with Mitchell Trubisky this summer.
The Jaguars agreed Wednesday to trade Foles to the Bears in exchange for a future fourth-round draft pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Bears coach Matt Nagy's familiarity with Foles from their time together in Kansas City likely factored heavily into Chicago's decision to swing a deal for the veteran signal-caller. Once the trade becomes official, Foles will join a quarterback room that also includes Mitchell Trubisky, thus presumably setting up a job competition at the position once the Bears resume team activities.
The Jaguars have turned down trade offers for Foles, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The Jaguars reportedly intend to have Foles and Gardner Minshew duke it out for the starting job this spring/summer, but they could change the plan if trade offers improve. Foles is entering the second season of a four-year, $88 million contract, with his $15.125 million base salary for 2020 fully guaranteed, per overthecap.com. Any team that acquired him wouldn't be committed beyond 2020, as Foles doesn't have any additional guarantees kicking in until the fifth day of the 2021 league year.
Coach Doug Marrone said the Jaguars will have an open quarterback competition between Foles, Gardner Minshew and Joshua Dobbs, starting with OTAs in May, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Dobbs was a generous inclusion, as the real battle figures to involve Foles and Minshew. The Jaguars might also consider trading the veteran, but it could be a tough sell with Foles carrying a fully guaranteed $15.13 million base salary for 2020, per overthecap.com.
Foles has no intention of retiring and plans to "come out slinging" in 2020, Mark Long of the Associated Press reports.
The news is hardly surprising given the 30-year-old signed a four-year, $88 million deal in March, though he had considered retirement earlier in his career. Regardless, the veteran quarterback's first season as a Jaguar was one to forget, as he suffered a fractured left clavicle in the season opener and was benched after returning from the subsequent eight-game stint on injured reserve. Foles completed 77 of 117 passes for 736 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in four games, while also rushing four times for 23 yards and losing two fumbles. Rookie sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew played well despite a tumultuous season for the team, and he'll likely enter the 2020 campaign with the upper hand for the starting job. Foles' departure in a trade would provide minimal benefit to the salary cap in 2020, so there's a good chance he enters training camp as the backup in Jacksonville.
Foles will be the Jaguars' backup quarterback Sunday versus the Chargers, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
Foles broke his left collarbone Week 1 and spent the next two months on injured reserve. Once he was healthy enough to play Week 11, he took over the offense from Gardner Minshew, but after back-to-back losses to the Texans and Colts, Foles was pulled at halftime this past Sunday against the Bucs after completing seven of 14 passes for 93 yards and an interception while losing two fumbles. The decision by coach Doug Marrone to return to the 2019 sixth-round pick may extend beyond Sunday, especially if Minshew gets the Jaguars back in the win column. In any case, Foles will serve as a backup Week 13 and potentially beyond.
Foles was replaced by Gardner Minshew to start the second half of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Foles completed seven of 14 passes for 93 yards and an interception with two lost fumbles, leading to a 25-0 deficit after two quarters. The Jaguars have been pummeled in three games since the veteran quarterback returned Week 11, and Sunday's turnover-prone performance provided little reason to allow him to finish the contest. Minshew could take over the starting job with a quality second-half effort, but coach Doug Marrone will have a decision to make about his starting quarterback, regardless.
Coach Doug Marrone suggested after Sunday's 42-20 loss to the Titans that Foles will remain the Jaguars' starting quarterback, Gene Frenette of The Florida Times-Union reports. "We got to figure it out with the guys we have," Marrone said, when asked about a potential change under center. "You got to keep fighting. You got to keep trying."
In his first two games since returning from a fractured left clavicle, Foles has completed 68.4 percent of his pass attempts, but he's generally struggled to move the offense (6.0 YPA) while the Jaguars have lost both contests handily. Though the Jaguars now sit at 4-7 and received generally strong play from rookie Gardner Minshew earlier this season, Marrone apparently isn't ready to throw the towel in on Foles. The veteran signal caller will at least find himself in a favorable spot in Week 13, taking on a Buccaneers defense has surrendered 289.9 yards per game through the air (31st in the NFL) and 26 passing touchdowns (tied for 30th) this season.
Foles completed 32 of 48 pass attempts for 272 yards and carried three times for 20 yards during Sunday's 42-20 loss to the Titans.
Foles completed a respectable 67 percent of his passes but averaged a poor 5.7 yards per attempt due to a lack of shots downfield. He failed to account for a touchdown for the first time in his last six outings as the team deferred to Leonard Fournette near the goal line on a couple of occasions. All in all, this wasn't the worst performance from Foles, but it did little do back up his 296-yard, two-touchdown effort from a week ago. He will face a much more favorable matchup next Sunday against the Buccaneers.
Foles completed 33 of 47 pass attempts for 296 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 11 matchup against the Colts.
Foles looked comfortable immediately in his first game action since Week 1, completing six of his first seven passes. That stretch was highlighted by a 34-yard touchdown toss to DJ Chark, and he added his second score -- a 20-yard pass -- with just under a minute remaining in the game. Though Foles was reliant more upon volume than efficiency, he completed five passes over 15 yards and showed few signs of rust. He'll look to overcome a tough matchup in Week 12 at the Titans.
The Jaguars officially reinstated Foles (collarbone) from injured reserve Tuesday.
The transaction was merely a formality after coach Doug Marrone announced earlier in the day that Foles would take over as the Jaguars' starting quarterback coming out of the Week 10 bye. Now that he's back from IR, Foles can resume practicing with the team and prepare for the Nov. 17 start against the Colts in what will mark his first appearance since Week 1.
Foles (collarbone) will be activated from injured reserve after the Jaguars' Week 10 bye and resume duties as the team's starting quarterback Nov. 17 versus the Colts, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
Foles' status as the long-term starter came into question after he got hurt in Week 1, allowing rookie Gardner Minshew to step in and find some early success directing the offense. However, Minshew lost momentum in Sunday's turnover-filled loss to the Texans, prompting coach Doug Marrone to hand the starting job back over to Foles, who should be fully recovered from his collarbone injury after the bye.
Coach Doug Marrone will decide during Jacksonville's Week 10 bye whether Foles (collarbone) or Gardner Minshew will serve as the starting quarterback, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports.
The 30-year-old is expected to return from injured reserve ahead of the Week 11 game against the Colts, but whether he works as the backup or the starter remains to be seen. Rookie sixth-round pick Minshew has performed quite well since Foles fractured his left clavicle Week 1, though he just delivered his worst performance of the season with four turnovers in Sunday's 26-3 loss to the Texans. Still, the rookie's body of work for the season could be enough to justify keeping him as the starter over the veteran free-agent acquisition, who joined the Jags on a four-year, $88 million deal in March. Marrone indicated he'll take a few days to make the decision and expects to inform the quarterbacks of the plan next weekend.
Foles (collarbone) is expected to be reinstated from injured reserve ahead of the Jaguars' Week 11 game against the Texans, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports there's "no guarantee" the signal-caller gets the starting job back upon his return.
Since Foles fractured his left clavicle in the season opener, rookie Gardner Minshew has stepped in to lead the Jaguars to a 4-3 record as a starter while completing 61.9 percent of his throws for 7.6 yards per attempt and a 13:2 TD:INT ratio. If Minshew maintains a hot hand and leads the Jaguars to a win over Houston in London on Sunday, coach Doug Marrone may not be compelled to make a change at quarterback coming out of the Jaguars' bye week. Regardless of how Minshew performs in the outing, expect Marrone to make a decision on his starting quarterback early in the team's Week 11 prep.
Foles (collarbone) will return to practice Wednesday on a limited basis, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
This requires the Jaguars to designate the quarterback as one of their two players eligible to return from injured reserve. The team will then have 21 days to add Foles to the 53-man roster, with Week 11 against Indianapolis representing the first game in which he's eligible to play. Coming off back-to-back subpar performances, Gardner Minshew will make at least two more starts before the Jaguars go on bye in Week 10. The starting quarterback decision for Week 11 could depend on how Minshew fares in those two games.
Foles (collarbone) will direct the scout team, take part in 7-on-7 drills and otherwise work on the side this week, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
If Foles indeed returns to practice, the Jaguars will be ensuring that he's one of their two players designated to return from IR in 2019, starting his 21-day clock to be activated to the 53-man roster. Considering he was placed on injured reserve after breaking his left collarbone in the season opener, he isn't eligible to suit up until a Week 11 divisional matchup at Indianapolis on Nov. 17. In the meantime -- and perhaps beyond that point -- rookie Gardner Minshew will serve as the Jaguars' starting quarterback.
Coach Doug Marrone suggested Friday that he expects Foles (collarbone) will be ready to resume practicing next week. "Yeah, we think we'll be able to get him next Wednesday out at practice," Marrone said.
Foles has progressed well since fracturing his left collarbone in the season opener and requiring surgery, but because the Jaguars placed him on injured reserve, he won't be eligible to play until the team's Week 11 game against the Colts on Nov. 17. Assuming Foles avoids any setbacks upon practicing and eventually returns from IR, the Jaguars will face the tough decision of whether to turn the offense back over to the high-priced offseason pickup or to stick with rookie Gardner Minshew under center. Minshew has led Jacksonville to a 2-3 record in his five starts and has completed 63.9 percent of his passes for a 9:2 TD:INT and 7.4 yards per attempt this season.
Foles, who underwent surgery this week to address his broken left collarbone, is targeting a return from injured reserve ahead of the Jaguars' Week 11 game against the Colts, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
According to a source familiar with the situation, Foles suffered a clean break of his collarbone in the Week 1 loss to the Chiefs and needed to have a plate and screws inserted into his shoulder as part of the procedure to ensure his long-term health. Before he's even cleared for on-field activity, Foles will be subjected to multiple scans over the next two months, but the quarterback believes he'll be ready to play again when he's first eligible to return from injured reserve in eight weeks. If he heals as anticipated, Foles could begin practicing prior to the Jaguars' Week 9 game against the Texans before coming off IR following Jacksonville's Week 10 bye. In the meantime, rookie Gardner Minshew is slated to serve as the Jaguars' starting quarterback.
Foles (collarbone/IR) is "loosely targeting" a return to action Week 11, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Per the report, the QB's recovery is estimated to run in the 10-12 week range, "depending how the bone heals." While Foles is out, Gardner Minshew will serve as the Jaguars' starting signal-caller, backed up by Josh Dobbs. As Foles progresses to the point that he could possibly be designated to return from IR, where Jacksonville sits in the standings and how well its offense is performing at that stage figures to influence how the team proceeds with him. He won't be rushed back, in any case, with his long-term health in mind.
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