The Jacksonville Jaguars announced their 2019 preseason schedule ahead of the NFL Draft that will take place in a little over two weeks.
Nick Foles spent the past two seasons becoming an icon as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. Now, the Jacksonville Jaguars new signal caller will face his old team in the second preseason game of the 2019 season.
The home game will be the first for the Black and Teal. who open the preseason on the road against the Baltimore Ravens (Aug. 8-12). Jacksonville then welcomes the Eagles (Aug. 15-19) to TIAA Bank Field in Week 2, followed by a Week 3 tilt against the Dolphins in Miami on Aug 22 which is a game featured on Fox.
The franchise closes out the preseason at home against the Atlanta Falcons on Aug. 29.
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Foles will be the focal point of the Jaguars offense this season after leading the Eagles to a Super Bowl 52 win over the New England Patriots after Carson Wentz went down with an injury in the last month of the 2017 season.
He then led Philadelphia to the playoffs in place of Wentz again, where they fell to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Round.
If the idea of Foles playing his former team wasn’t the only storyline to follow, former Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson is now playing in Philadelphia after signing a three-year, $30-million deal this offseason. Jackson was released by the front office prior to the start of free agency due to his high cap figure.
The game also means former Eagles quarterbacks coach John DiFilippo will be on the sidelines with Foles as he is now the offensive coordinator in Jacksonville.
The third week of the preseason general is considered the “warm-up” for the regular season. That means the team will face a Dolphins team that will have Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. The journeyman quarterback was signed in free agency to replace Ryan Tannehill, who is now in Tennessee.
The Ravens could play quarterback Lamar Jackson for a few series in the preseason opener.