Nick Foles may not be on the market for long after free agency opens March 13.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, which cited unidentified sources, the Jaguars are expected to sign the 30-year-old quarterback. Jacksonville has been working on the structure of a contract, though the deal might not place Foles among the league’s highest-paid quarterbacks.
The Jaguars appear to be “the only bidder” right now because “a market for Foles outside of Jacksonville has not developed.”
The Eagles announced last week they will not franchise-tag the quarterback. While Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said it was a move the team did not take lightly, Philadelphia remains confident in starting quarterback Carson Wentz going forward.
The Eagles picked up Foles’ 2019 option for $20 million earlier this month but Foles quickly voided the option, reportedly paying $2 million as part of that move.
Foles stepped up in Wentz’s absence during the 2017-18 season and led the Eagles to the franchise’s first Super Bowl championship when Wentz went down with an injury. He was in a similar situation last season as Wentz dealt with a back injury.
The Inquirer noted one source called the situation in Jacksonville “a perfect fit” for both Foles and the organization. It would give the Jaguars another option as they are expected to move on from quarterback Blake Bortles.