Jacksonville Jaguars might have another struggling season after their franchise quarterback Nick Foles suffered a broken left collarbone in their Week 1 game against Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Jags were forced to place Foles on the Injured Reserve list following surgery on Monday, and he will be out at least until November.
Jaguars signed Foles in March to replace inconsistent Blake Bortles and hoped he could lead them to more prominent playoff success like he previously did with the Philadelphia Eagles. The Super Bowl MVP from 2017, however, only spent less than one quarter on the field before having to exit the game. Until then, he completed five out of eight passes attempted for 75 yards and one touchdown.
If Foles’ recovery ends up going according to plan, he would be eligible to come from IR list on November 3rd for Week 10 game against Houston Texans.
Until Foles returns, Jags had to find a temporary solution, so they went ahead and acquired Pittsburgh Steelers’ Josh Dobbs in a trade on Monday. Jacksonville sent 2020 fifth-rounder to Pittsburgh as part of the deal.
Dobbs was Steelers’ fourth-round pick in 2017, but hasn’t played much since entering the league. He only attempted 12 passes and has 43 passing yards with one interception over the course of his NFL career.