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Nick Foles

Nick Foles

Quarterback #4
Team: Chicago Bears
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 243 lb.
College:Arizona
Age:31
Born:January 20, 1989
Drafted:2012 / Rd. 3 (88)
Draft Team:PHI

Nick Foles: Headed for job battle

Foles and Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) will have an open competition for the starting quarterback job, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Coach Matt Nagy said Trubisky will get the first snap once the team is able to practice, though it sounds like the Bears aren't making any assumptions beyond that. The team dealt a fourth-round pick to Jacksonville for Foles, who then agreed to a restructured contract that maintains his guarantees but reduces his base salary, with the added benefit of player options to void the deal after 2020 or 2021.

April 3, 2020 8:39 AM EST

Nick Foles: Agrees to restructure contract

Foles negotiated a restructured his contract after the Bears agreed to trade for him Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The Bears will give up a fourth-round pick for the 31-year-old quarterback, who has three seasons and approximately $57 million remaining on a four-year, $88 million contract, per overthecap.com. The new agreement maintains the guarantee on his 2020 base salary and also gives Foles the option to void his contract and become a free agent after 2020 or 2021. It's a pretty sweet deal for Foles, considering the Jaguars paid him more than $30 million last season between his salary and signing bonus. He'll be the favorite in a QB competition with Mitchell Trubisky this summer.

March 18, 2020 12:07 PM EST

Nick Foles: Deal to Chicago on tap

The Jaguars plan to trade Foles to the Bears in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: As Schefter points out, "Bears coaches such as Matt Nagy have worked with Foles in past and know him well." With this looming move, Foles will join a QB room that also includes Mitchell Trubisky, thus presumably setting up a job competition at the position once the Bears take the field again.

March 18, 2020 10:37 AM EST

Nick Foles: Trade offers declined

The Jaguars have turned down trade offers for Foles, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The Jaguars reportedly intend to have Foles and Gardner Minshew duke it out for the starting job this spring/summer, but they could change the plan if trade offers improve. Foles is entering the second season of a four-year, $88 million contract, with his $15.125 million base salary for 2020 fully guaranteed, per overthecap.com. Any team that acquired him wouldn't be committed beyond 2020, as Foles doesn't have any additional guarantees kicking in until the fifth day of the 2021 league year.

March 16, 2020 12:16 PM EST

Nick Foles: Headed for job battle with Minshew

Coach Doug Marrone said the Jaguars will have an open quarterback competition between Foles, Gardner Minshew and Joshua Dobbs, starting with OTAs in May, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: Dobbs was a generous inclusion, as the real battle figures to involve Foles and Minshew. The Jaguars might also consider a trade, but it could be a tough sell with Foles carrying a fully guaranteed $15.13 million base salary for 2020, per overthecap.com.

February 25, 2020 1:09 PM EST

Nick Foles: Hoping to rebound in 2020

Foles has no intention of retiring and plans to "come out slinging" in 2020, Mark Long of the Associated Press reports.

Analysis: The news is hardly surprising given the 30-year-old signed a four-year, $88 million deal in March, though he had considered retirement earlier in his career. Regardless, the veteran quarterback's first season as a Jaguar was one to forget, as he suffered a fractured left clavicle in the season opener and was benched after returning from an eight-game stint on injured reserve. Foles completed 77 of 117 passes for 736 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in four games, while also rushing four times for 23 yards and losing two fumbles. Rookie sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew played well despite a tumultuous season for the team, and he'll likely enter the 2020 campaign with the upper hand for the starting job. Foles' departure in a trade would provide minimal benefit to the salary cap in 2020, so there's a good chance he enters training camp as the backup in Jacksonville.

January 3, 2020 9:32 AM EST

Nick Foles: Will be backup Week 13

Foles will be the Jaguars' backup quarterback Sunday versus the Chargers, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Foles broke his left collarbone Week 1 and spent the next two months on injured reserve. Once he was healthy enough to play Week 11, he took over the offense from Gardner Minshew, but after back-to-back losses to the Texans and Colts, Foles was pulled at halftime this past Sunday against the Bucs after completing seven of 14 passes for 93 yards and an interception while losing two fumbles. The decision by coach Doug Marrone to return to the undrafted rookie may extend beyond Sunday, especially if Minshew gets the Jaguars back in the win column. In any case, Foles will serve as a backup Week 13 and potentially beyond.

December 2, 2019 11:19 AM EST

Nick Foles: Pulled at halftime

Foles was replaced by Gardner Minshew to start the second half of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Foles completed seven of 14 passes for 93 yards and an interception with two lost fumbles, leading to a 25-0 deficit after two quarters. The Jaguars have been pummeled in three games since the veteran quarterback returned Week 11, and Sunday's turnover-prone performance provide little reason to keep him out there. Minshew could take over the starting job with a quality second-half effort, but coach Doug Marrone will have a decision to make about his starting quarterback, regardless.

December 1, 2019 12:05 PM EST

Nick Foles: Remains starting quarterback

Coach Doug Marrone suggested after Sunday's 42-20 loss to the Titans that Foles will remain the Jaguars' starting quarterback, Gene Frenette of The Florida Times-Union reports. "We got to figure it out with the guys we have," Marrone said, when asked about a potential change under center. "You got to keep fighting. You got to keep trying."

Analysis: In his first two games since returning from a fractured left clavicle, Foles has completed 68.4 percent of his pass attempts, but he's generally struggled to move the offense (6.0 YPA) while the Jaguars have lost both contests handily. Though the Jaguars now sit at 4-7 and received generally strong play from rookie Gardner Minshew earlier this season, Marrone apparently isn't ready to throw the towel in on Foles. The veteran signal-caller will at least find himself in a favorable bounce-back spot in Week 13, taking on a Buccaneers defense has surrendered 289.9 yards per game through the air (31st in the NFL) and 26 passing touchdowns (tied for 30th) this season.

November 25, 2019 8:47 AM EST

Nick Foles: No TDs in loss to Titans

Foles completed 32 of 48 pass attempts for 272 yards and carried three times for 20 yards during Sunday's 42-20 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Foles completed a respectable 67 percent of his passes but averaged a poor 5.7 yards per attempt due to a lack of shots downfield. He failed to account for a touchdown for the first time in his last six outings as the team deferred to Leonard Fournette near the goal line on a couple of occasions. All in all, this wasn't the worst performance from Foles, but it did little do back up his 296-yard, two-touchdown effort from a week ago. He will face a much more favorable matchup next Sunday against the Buccaneers.

November 25, 2019 5:33 AM EST

Nick Foles: Attempts 47 passes in return

Foles completed 33 of 47 pass attempts for 296 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 11 matchup against the Colts.

Analysis: Foles looked comfortable immediately in his first game action since Week 1, completing six of his first seven passes. That stretch was highlighted by a 34-yard touchdown toss to DJ Chark, and he added his second score -- a 20-yard pass -- with just under a minute remaining in the game. Though Foles was reliant more upon volume than efficiency, he completed five passes over 15 yards and showed few signs of rust. He'll draw a more favorable matchup against the Buccaneers in Week 12.

November 17, 2019 2:30 PM EST

Nick Foles: Likely to practice next week

Coach Doug Marrone suggested Friday that he expects Foles (collarbone) will be ready to resume practicing next week. "Yeah, we think we'll be able to get him next Wednesday out at practice," Marrone said.

Analysis: Foles has progressed well since fracturing his left collarbone in the season opener and requiring surgery, but because the Jaguars placed him on injured reserve, he won't be eligible to play until the team's Week 11 game against the Colts on Nov. 17. Assuming Foles avoids any setbacks upon practicing and eventually returns from IR, the Jaguars will face the tough decision of whether to turn the offense back over to the high-priced offseason pickup or stick with rookie Gardner Minshew under center. Minshew has led Jacksonville to a 2-3 record in his five starts and has completed 63.9 percent of his passes for a 9:2 TD:INT and 7.4 yards per attempt this season.

October 18, 2019 1:56 PM EST

Nick Foles: Eyeing minimum-length IR stay

Foles, who underwent surgery this week to address his broken left collarbone, is targeting a return from injured reserve ahead of the Jaguars' Week 11 game against the Colts, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: According to a source familiar with the situation, Foles suffered a clean break of his collarbone in the Week 1 loss to the Chiefs and needed to have a plate and screws inserted into his shoulder as part of the procedure to ensure his long-term health. Before he's even cleared for on-field activity, Foles will be subjected to multiple scans over the next two months, but the quarterback believes he'll be ready to play again when he's first eligible to return from injured reserve in eight weeks. If he heals as anticipated, Foles could begin practicing prior to the Jaguars' Week 9 game against the Texans before coming off IR following Jacksonville's Week 10 bye. In the meantime, rookie Gardner Minshew is slated to serve as the Jaguars' starting quarterback.

September 15, 2019 5:45 AM EST

Nick Foles: Could be targeting Week 11 return

Foles (collarbone/IR) is "loosely targeting" a return to action in Week 11,Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Per the report, the QB's recovery is estimated to run in the 10-12 week range, "depending how the bone heals." While Foles is out, Gardner Minshew will serve as the Jaguars' starting signal caller, backed up by Josh Dobbs. As Foles progresses to the point that he could possibly be designated to return from IR, where Jacksonville sits in the standings and how well its offense is performing at that stage figures to influence how the team proceeds with him. He won't be rushed back, in any case, with his long-term health in mind.

September 12, 2019 12:58 PM EST

Nick Foles: Placed on IR after surgery

Foles (clavicle) will be placed on injured reserve after Monday's successful surgery, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: Foles won't be eligible to practice for the next six weeks or play in games for the next eight weeks. The Jaguars hope to get him back during the second half of the season, but Foles did mention that Sunday's injury is worse than the broken collarbone that held him out for the final eight weeks of the 2014 campaign. The Jaguars sent a fifth-round pick to the Steelers on Monday in exchange for Joshua Dobbs, who will slot in as the backup quarterback behind rookie Gardner Minshew.

September 9, 2019 11:39 AM EST

Nick Foles: Headed for IR

Foles (clavicle) will be placed on injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The Jaguars haven't yet made the transaction official, preferring to wait until after Foles has surgery Monday. The quarterback already said his current injury is worse than the clavicle fracture he suffered in 2014, which caused him to miss the final two months of that campaign. The decision to place Foles on IR will make him ineligible for games for the next eight weeks, leaving rookie sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew as the starting quarterback for Jacksonville. The team can bring Foles back to practice six weeks after he's placed on IR, though it doesn't sound like he'll be ready at that point.

September 9, 2019 8:51 AM EST

Nick Foles: Surgery on tap

After Sunday's 40-26 loss to the Chiefs, Foles said that he'll undergo surgery on his broken left clavicle Monday, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Foles added that this injury is worse than the one suffered in 2014, which wiped out the final two months of that campaign. With a lengthy recovery expected, he'll yield the starting job to rookie Gardner Minshew in the meantime. After Foles departed in the first quarter, Minshew played well, going 22-for-25 for 275 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

September 8, 2019 1:41 PM EST

Nick Foles: Suffers broken clavicle

Foles suffered a broken left clavicle in Sunday's 40-26 loss to the Chiefs, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: With that news, Foles is obviously going to miss some time, which sets the stage for Gardner Minshew to fill in as the Jaguars' starting QB while Foles is sidelined.

September 8, 2019 1:18 PM EST

Nick Foles: Won't return due to shoulder injury

Foles has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Chiefs due to a left shoulder injury, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Foles made an appearance this week on the injury report with an oblique but entered the weekend without a designation. He proceeded to toss a TD on the Jaguars' second possession of the game, but in the process he took a wicked hit from the Chiefs' pass rush. With X-rays on tap, the precise nature of his injury should be known in due time. Gardner Minshew will direct the Jags offense for the rest of Week 1.

September 8, 2019 10:40 AM EST

Nick Foles: Oblique issue not concerning

Foles' oblique issue won't keep him off the field Sunday against the Chiefs, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports. "We're not concerned about it," coach Doug Marrone noted Thursday of the QB's listed injury.

Analysis: Marrone di acknowledge that Foles had been dealing with an oblique issue during "training," but the minor nature of the injury was underlined by the signal-caller being listed as a full participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report.

September 5, 2019 1:45 PM EST

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