Nick Foles: 3 bold predictions for Jaguars QB in Week 11 vs. Colts
Nick Foles cashed in on a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles to the tune of four years, $88 million in the offseason — but it was not with Philly. The Jacksonville Jaguars acquired their next big name quarterback that they hoped would take them to the next level.
In 2019, Foles has only attempted eight passes in a Jags’ uniform. He suffered a collarbone injury in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Foles has not played since but he is set to return in Week 11 against the Indianapolis Colts. Here are three predictions for how the former Super Bowl MVP will fair in his return.
3. Minshew Mania
Foles cashed in on one Super Bowl run and rightfully so. It is hard to ignore the rest of his career. Foles was successful for one season as an Eagles starter before bouncing around as a backup then landing back in Philly. Now he finds himself in Jacksonville where many thought he would remain as the backup when healthy.
Gardner Minshew came in and played extremely well for the Jags. He threw 13 touchdowns and four interceptions while bringing some excitement to Jacksonville. Foles has to play because he is making a ton of money but after a few games, the fans might be chanting for Minshew to return under center.
2. Inconsistent Play
It is unlikely that Foles will step right into the Jags’ offense and not miss a beat. He has never been a consistent quarterback and that will continue coming off an injury.
Some might think that Foles can lead the Jaguars on a run and bring some stability to the team but that may not be the case. Foles still has a lot to prove before he can be considered a consistent quarterback who can perform week in and week out.
1. Jags Win but Barely
Despite the first two predictions, Foles will win his first game back. This is not to say that he will light up the field because that is hard to imagine, but the Colts are in a tough spot with Jacoby Brissett injured. They lost to the Miami Dolphins last week when Brian Hoyer was forced to start.
Even if Brissett plays this week, the Jags have a good chance to win this game. Sure, Foles may throw a touchdown or two but he will not put up eye-opening numbers. Jacksonville will have to run the ball effectively and play defense. At the end of the day, Foles will get his first win in a Jaguars’ uniform.