Jags to Sign Nick Foles to 4-Years, $88 Million Deal

Nick Foles with the Eagles in 2017
Nick Foles with the Eagles in 2017. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9295524at)

Super Bowl LII MVP and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has wrapped up his free short-lived free agency. According to multiple sources, including NFL Network and ESPN, Foles agreed to a deal with Jacksonville Jaguars.

ESPN‘s Adam Schefter reports that Foles will receive a four-year, $88 million contract from the Jags. The deal will include $50.125 million in guaranteed money, which will be the highest guarantee in the franchise’s history.

Jacksonville is expected to release QB Blake Bortles, who was Jags’ starter since 2014, as soon as Foles officially becomes a member of the team.

Ever since Eagles announced that they would let Nick Foles enter the free agency in late February, Jacksonville Jaguars emerged as a firm favorite to land him. Jags were eager to find another franchise quarterback, as Bortles struggled mightily in 2018, and they focused their efforts mainly on Foles, who was the best free agent available on the position. Considering the contract they gave to the 30-year-old, Jaguars feel like they got their man and will now focus their attention on improving in other areas.

Nick Foles started his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles, who took him in the third round of 2012 NFL Draft. After several up and downs during his three seasons with the team, Foles was traded to the St. Louis/LA Rams in 2015, where he spent one season before going to Kansas City Chiefs.

Foles returned to the Eagles as a backup in 2017 but ended up taking over the starting job after Carson Wentz tore his ACL late in the regular season. He managed to lead Philly to a remarkable Super Bowl run and bring the city their Vince Lombardi trophy. Then in 2018, he stepped once again for Wentz and took the team to the playoff and one postseason win.