Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles had successful surgery to repair a broken clavicle on Monday. He was placed on injured reserve, team officials announced.
The Jacksonville Jaguars made it official on Monday. Quarterback Nick Foles has been placed on Injured Reserve. The team made the announcement after it was announced the team traded a 2020 fifth-round draft pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for quarterback Josh Dobbs to serve as the backup to Gardner Minshew.
Minshew came into the game yesterday against Kansas City in relief of Foles, who was knocked out of the game after only 10 plays in the first quarter with a broken left clavicle. It was a huge blow to this offense after Foles, who signed a free-agent deal with the Jaguars for four years and $88 million, had come into town and given this football community hope once again.
"Per Jaguars.com, “Foles under NFL rules is out for at least eight weeks, and will be eligible to return for the Jaguars’ Week 11 game at Indianapolis November 17.”"
Doug Marrone talked about the injury again this afternoon when he met with the media, acknowledging Foles was being placed on IR, but there is a belief he can still help this team this season.
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"“We’ll look forward to him coming back, obviously, when that opportunity presents itself,” Marrone said."
The Jaguars have two straight AFC South division opponents on their schedule – first this coming weekend in Houston and then on Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans. Even with the 40-26 loss to Kansas City from Sunday, there were some positive things the team did on offense it can build on.
Jacksonville had 428 yards of total offense while the Chiefs had 491. The Jaguars did score 26 points in the loss after only averaging 15.3 points a contest in 2018. The team averaged just over 26 points a game in 2017, the year it won the AFC South and lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Title Game.
Now, the offense shifts gears a bit with a rookie drafted in the sixth round in April and looked solid in his debut. And no, we are not going to make references to a certain former sixth-round draft pick who is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game.
Minshew on the day was 22 of 25 for 275 yards and two touchdowns. He played better and looked more poised in the game than he had looked in the preseason.
On the play Minshew was injured, he threw a 35-yard touchdown to DJ Chark. He was hit by Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones and driven into the ground with the defender on top of him. The Jaguars are reporting he will be out at least two months.