Jaguars QB Nick Foles doesn’t blame Chris Jones for injury
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles has no hard feeling towards Chris Jones, who is the reason that he suffered a broken collarbone. On a 35-yard touchdown pass to DJ Clark Jr., Foles was hit hard by Jones and as a result, he suffered the shoulder injury.
After the game, Foles pointed out that he used to be teammates with Jones, and he knows that there was nothing dirty about the play. Jones did put all of his weight on Foles with the hit, but it looked to be more of just a football play.
“Chris Jones was my teammate in KC and I know he’d never want to do that,” Foles said via kansascity.com. “It was probably just one of those things — it was just unfortunate it happened. I landed on it wrong, and it happens in this sport. We’ll keep moving forward. Chris is a tremendous player and I gave him a hug after the game.”
For Foles, this is a huge blow as he is out indefinitely. He worked so hard to get a chance to have his own team again and less than a game in he is already sidelined for a while.
Now the Jaguars will turn to sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew, who was good in relief for Foles, and the team has confidence in what he brings.
“Fearless … fearless,” wide receiver D.J. Chark said via Pro Football Talk. “He went in and did his thing. We were upset Nick was out but there was never a point when we said, ‘dang … now we have to go with Gardner.’ We knew we had to elevate our play and make him feel comfortable and he made us feel comfortable.”
Minshew is the only quarterback on the roster right now that is healthy, so the Jaguars are going to need find another guy to come in as the backup.