I don’t want to seem like I am jumping on the Nick Foles bandwagon here, with the fan base that is mad he signed an $88-million deal with more than $50 million in guaranteed money to play in four games and show little in terms of offensive firepower.
Facts are facts. Foles was injured early in the season – 11 plays into 2019 – and never recovered. The good thing is the franchise saw glimpses of what Gardner Minshew can do on the field, enough to say he should be the starter in 2020. As we all know, money makes decisions in the NFL. Both quarterbacks should go into the offseason knowing full well there will be a battle to win the starting job.
If Foles comes out slinging the football like he did at the start of OTAs and can drop dimes to wide receivers and shows a real thirst for football – much like Minshew, then there is a real controversy here in Jacksonville. The Jaguars have a situation many teams may be envious of if there is a dead heat in the preseason to determine a starter.
Foles must show he is worth some of that money the Jaguars forked over or it will go down as one of the worst moves in team history when it looked like one of the better moves less than a year ago here in Jacksonville.