Nick Foles, Jaguars (2 Points)
The Jacksonville Jaguars made a switch at starting quarterback where they’ve gone from Blake Bortles to signing former Super Bowl champion Nick Foles this offseason, who previously played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
It will be interesting to watch how Foles plays in the AFC South during the 2019 season after playing in the NFC East with the Eagles. Granted, he was never the starter the Eagles wanted on their team once they drafted Carson Wentz, but injuries occurred and Foles became Mr. Playoff Quarterback and led the Eagles to the promised land a couple seasons ago.
As for last season in Philadelphia, in limited play, Foles completed 72.3 percent of his passes, plus Foles threw for 1,413 yards passing, though his touchdown-to-interception numbers saw him throw seven touchdowns to four interceptions, which has to be worrisome.
Another aspect with Foles is he’s never been a quarterback who has led a team to success for an entire regular season as he’s now entering his eighth NFL season, joining his fourth NFL team. Foles has never made 16 starts in an entire season, and last made double-digit starts in 2015 with the Rams.
On the flip side, Foles is an improvement over the players the Jaguars had at quarterback last season, including Bortles, who never lived up to his high draft pick status with Jacksonville.
At least the Jaguars are trying something different when it comes to their starting quarterback, but we’ll all have to wait and see if Foles is the answer. He’s never thrown for 3,000-plus yards or for 30-plus touchdowns in a full regular season, but this year is his best chance to achieve or surpass those numbers.