Rumors are floating around that former Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Nick Foles may be leaving the Jacksonville Jaguars, as it appears that they are looking to move forward with Gardner Minshew as their franchise quarterback.
This past season, Foles battled a collarbone injury while Minshew played most of the season and really surprised people with his performances. Foles pretty much played a similar role that Minshew played last season back in 2013 when Michael Vick got hurt and the recently-drafted Foles saw most of the snaps that season and balled out.
Could Foles land somewhere else and start or be a back up once again? If he wants to be a starting quarterback again in the National Football League, he needs to get healthy and would need to go somewhere with a dependable offensive line to avoid injury since he is considered an injury-prone player at this point. Before the Super Bowl run in the 2017 season, it looked like he was meant to be a backup for the rest of his NFL career, but things happen for a reason; his career has been one of the most fascinating/weird ones in NFL history.
The following teams are potential landing spots and great fits if the Jaguars decide to move on from Nick Foles:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs are still not sure if they want to franchise tag Jameis Winston or not, but as I mentioned earlier -- that if he wants to go somewhere and not get hurt, I do not think it should be Tampa. Tampa Bay does not have a good offensive line, but they do have excellent wide receivers in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.
Foles' former offensive coordinator Frank Reich is the head coach for the Colts, and I could really see this working out if they don't feel Jacoby Brissett is the future of the franchise. The Colts are also pursuing Phillip Rivers, but who do you choose the Super Bowl MVP or an aging quarterback that seems past his prime?
Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers just parted ways with long time quarterback Phillip Rivers, and Nick Foles would fit in well out on the west coast. He'd have Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Hunter Henry to pass the ball to
The Dolphins are always in need of a big-name quarterback, but it seems like they are holding out for the draft for Tua Tagovailoa. If that plan changes though for some reason, Foles would be an upgrade over Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Since Peyton Manning retired after the Super Bowl, the Broncos have gone through numerous quarterbacks. Not even Joe Flacco worked out in Denver, but whenever a legendary quarterback retires for the Broncos, they can't find their franchise quarterback for another thirteen years. Foles would be able to step in and add more production than the young Drew Lock at this point of their careers.
The Redskins do have a young quarterback already in Dwayne Haskins, but if they don't feel Haskins is ready to be a full-time starter yet, he can learn a lot more from Nick Foles than he could from Case Keenum and Colt McCoy.
I would love it if Foles returned to the Birds to serve as backup once again to Carson Wentz. If Foles was around when Wentz got hurt against the Seattle Seahawks in the playoffs instead of Josh McCown, we might have seen a longer playoff run (although, that would have been three straight seasons of playoff wins from Foles which would have made quarterback debates on sports radio even more unbearable).
Foles has always shown great leadership on and off of the field, and wherever he ends up, I know his team will benefit due to his can-do attitude. Personally, I would love it if he came back to Philadelphia, but he deserves one more shot to be an unquestioned starting quarterback (which he certainly wouldn't ger here). I sure hope wherever he ends up, that the team knows they are in good hands with the former Super Bowl MVP.