Nick Foles, MVP of Tremendous Bowl LII, is reportedly leaving the northeast and heading south to hitch the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Foles, 30, is predicted to signal a four-year contract with the staff price $88 million, in line with NFL.com. The backup quarterback has performed with the Philadelphia Eagles throughout each their 2017 and 2018 seasons, and through a stint from 2012 till 2014.
The Jaguars are reportedly anticipated to launch quarterback Blake Bortles when Foles indicators with the staff.
Foles tried to steer the Eagles to a second straight championship this 12 months after successful the Tremendous Bowl in 2018. The MVP threw three touchdowns and caught one other because the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in Tremendous Bowl LII — the franchise’s first NFL championship since 1960.
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Throughout his time in Philadelphia, Foles was a 25-12 starter. He has the best successful proportion (.676) in franchise historical past. Final 12 months, he stepped in admirably once more for injured Carson Wentz, and over the previous two seasons, he turned some of the treasured commodities in sports activities — a backup quarterback with championship-caliber expertise.
When Wentz tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in December 2017, Foles stepped in, led the Eagles to their first NFL title since 1960 and was the Tremendous Bowl MVP.
Final season, when Wentz suffered a again harm, Foles once more stepped ahead and led the Eagles again to the playoffs. Foles helped Philadelphia to a 16-15 wild-card victory at Chicago earlier than dropping 20-14 at New Orleans within the divisional spherical.
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Foles was Philadelphia’s third-round choose in 2012, beginning six video games as a rookie and 18 extra earlier than signing with the Rams in 2015. After one season because the starter in St. Louis, he moved to Kansas Metropolis, the place he rejoined former Eagles coach Andy Reid to function the backup to Alex Smith. In 2016, Foles returned to Philadelphia to mentor Wentz and wound up changing into a fan favourite and a Tremendous Bowl champ.
Eagles common supervisor Howie Roseman mentioned in February that “it is onerous when you may have somebody who’s extremely worthwhile to your group, crucial place in sports activities … however on the identical time, [Foles] deserves a possibility to steer a staff. It’s a aim of his to steer one other staff and lead one other locker room, and we really feel at this level it’s the proper resolution.”
Fox Information’ Samuel Chamberlain and The Related Press contributed to this report.