AFC South 2019: Jaguars QB Nick Foles ruled out for rest of Week 1 vs. Chiefs
The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without starting quarterback Nick Foles for the remainder of Week 1, as he was injured in the first half of the season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs.
For those interested in the AFC South, the Jacksonville Jaguars saw their starting quarterback Nick Foles injure his non-throwing shoulder, Sunday in their Week 1 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Foles — who the Jaguars signed this offseason in free agency — was slammed to the ground by a Chiefs defensive lineman in the first quarter on a pass rush. Replacing Foles at quarterback for the Jaguars was Gardner Minshew, a rookie quarterback from Washington State.
Last season, the Jaguars had Blake Bortles as their starting quarterback for 13 games (12 starts). Foles played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018, where he played in five games, all starts.
Grant Gordon of NFL.com wrote the following about Foles pertaining to his current contract with the Jaguars:
"“The Jaguars signed Foles, who led the Philadelphia Eagles to a Super Bowl crown two seasons past, to a four-year, $88 million contract in March.”"
The injury happened when Foles threw his first touchdown pass of the season — and his first TD pass as a member of the Jaguars as well — to D.J. Chark on a third-and-8 play in the first quarter.
Foles left the game after being injured, finishing 5-of-8 for 75 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions.
This injury to Foles could affect the Houston Texans as they are scheduled to face Jaguars in Week 2 at 1 p.m. ET.
Houston opens their 2019 NFL season on Monday Night Football as they are facing the New Orleans Saints at 7 p.m. ET.