It’s Christmas in November for the Jacksonville Jaguars as their prized free-agent signee Nick Foles is back! The eight-year veteran will return after breaking his collarbone against the Chiefs in Week 1 when the Jaguars(4-5) travel to Indy to battle the Colts(5-4).
In the offseason, the Jaguars gave Foles a four-year, $88 million deal after the 30-year-old Foles led the Eagles to the Super Bowl in 2017, and the playoffs in 2018.
Some may disagree, but according to Hall of Famer Willie Roaf, it’s time to go back to a healthy Foles.
“They had to go back to Foles; they gave Foles the money,” Roaf recently told the Go4it podcast hosted by Paul Gant. “Foles got hurt. He never really had the chance to get going, so they had to go back to Foles. Hopefully, he can keep going, but you have to give your starting quarterback, who has the experience, the chance to come back in and play.
“The kid(Gardner Minshew) did play well at times and kept the team afloat, but they had to go back to Foles.”
Foles might not be able to fix everything for the Jaguars, but he is a much more experienced quarterback than Minshew, and he has proven he is a better player at this point. Foles is the guy that gave Duval County hope this summer, and if he performs as he did in 2017, the Jaguars have a lot to be excited about in the final seven games of the season.