Posted: 1/14/2020 1:45 am UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles' contract offers a potential out with the Jaguars eating $12.5 million in 2021 dead salary cap space and $6.25 million in 2022. The total savings would be $33.625 million over the two years. However, he's essentially guaranteed a roster spot in 2020 with a penalty of $33.875 million in dead money should the Jaguars move on from him.
Huddle Up: Foles has practically no upside as a fantasy option but can be drafted as a low-tier QB2, if he's to win the starting job. QB Gardner Minshew has a chance to become the primary starter for 2020 and beyond with a strong offseason, but he'll need to learn yet another system. The two should have a spirited battle in the summer months.
Posted: 1/04/2020 6:04 am UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew will not enter into the offseason program as the team's starting quarterback, according to head coach Doug Marrone, nor will the head coach name QB Nick Foles as the backup. The team appears headed for an open competition this offseason, in the opinion of The Florida Times-Union's John Reid.
Huddle Up: Minshew would seem to have a leg up, going 6-6 as the starter compared to Foles' 0-4, but perhaps the team will chalk Foles' struggles up to getting injured in Week 1. Minshew clearly carried more fantasy value when he played, due in no small part to his ability to run the ball, and could be worth drafting as a QB2 if he wins the job.
Posted: 12/02/2019 7:04 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew was named the starting quarterback by head coach Doug Marrone for Week 14 versus the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday, Dec. 2, taking over for Nick Foles.
Huddle Up: It's not hard to understand why Marrone felt compelled to make this decision, as Foles was ineffective since returning from a broken collarbone in Week 11. Minshew wasn't particularly good in his last start - Week 9 in London against Houston Texans - but he at least gives the Jaguars some hope with the way he played over an eight-week stretch after Foles went down. Minshew figures to be a decent QB2 the rest of the way if he holds onto the starting job as expected.
Posted: 12/01/2019 11:32 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew went 16-for-27 for 147 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 13 after replacing QB Nick Foles.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Minshew is named the starting quarterback for the Week 14. He played well during the first half of the season but probably can be avoided in most leagues.
Posted: 12/01/2019 11:25 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles went 7-for-14 for 93 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 13 before he was benched.
Huddle Up: Foles played well in his first game off the Reserve/Injured list but did not throw a touchdown last week or during his playing time this week. Fantasy players can avoid Foles in fantasy leagues if he regains his starting job next week.
Posted: 12/01/2019 8:06 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles was benched during the Week 13 game and has been replaced by QB Gardner Minshew.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Foles or Minshew will start in Week 14. The Jaguars have a good group of receivers, but players probably can avoid the Jaguars starting quarterback in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/25/2019 7:41 am UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles completed 32 of 48 passes for 272 yards against the Tennessee Titans in Week 12.
Huddle Up: Foles has thrown 95 passes in two games since returning, both blowout losses, and yet incredibly hasn't generated much fantasy value since only two of those passes have gone for TDs (both last week). A date with a porous Buccaneers secondary in Week 13 could mean even more passing yards for Foles, but he's still a shaky choice.
Posted: 11/17/2019 11:30 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles completed 33-of-47 passes for 296 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 11 against the Indianapolis Colts in his return.
Huddle Up: Foles hooked up with WR DJ Chark Jr. both times for his touchdowns, playing for the first time since suffering a fractured collarbone in Week 1. While the results on the scoreboard weren't great, he is a decent high-end QB2 and occasional low-end QB1 if the matchup is favorable. The Jaguars travel to meet the Titans in Week 12.
Posted: 11/06/2019 5:46 am UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles (collarbone) was officially activated from the Reserve/Injured list on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Foles was announced as the Week 11 starter earlier in the day.
Posted: 11/05/2019 6:49 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles (collarbone) will return as the starter after the Week 10 bye.
Huddle Up: Gardner Minshew showed flashes, but Foles brings the offense stability week to week. DJ Chark Jr. and Dede Westbrook should receive an uptick with Foles healthy. As for Foles, he's a QB2 except in great matchups.