Jaguars QB Nick Foles says focus is on fixing locker room in Jacksonville
Nick Foles has the raw talent to be successful with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team’s newly-minted franchise quarterback knows full well, though, that ability isn’t enough to win at the highest level in the NFL. As such, Foles will focus on something else than digging into Jaguars’ offensive playbook between now and when the team meets for the first time this offseason: familiarizing himself with his new teammates.
“The big thing is getting to know everyone,” Foles said, per Jacksonville’s website. “It takes a team. I’ll be the first one to tell you. The quarterback is obviously important, but you can’t do it without everyone in that locker room.
“It takes everyone,” he continued. “The way I lead, honestly, is getting to know the guys and takes time being genuine. That’s why the offseason training is so big. We’ll get that 10-week span to get to know each other, go out there and work, support each other and we’ll go into training camp ready to roll.”
Foles agreed to terms on a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jaguars earlier this week. Rumors of him ultimately landing in Jacksonville first surfaced weeks ago, even before the Philadelphia Eagles opted against franchising the 30-year-old, allowing him to become a free agent.
Foles played in five games for Philadelphia last season, filling in for an injured Carson Wentz in both September and December. He guided Philadelphia to three consecutive wins to finish the season, earning a playoff berth in the process. The revitalization of his career began one season earlier, when Foles, again in place of Wentz, led the Eagles to victory in Super Bowl LII, winning MVP honors.