According to Les Bowen, of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Nick Foles to the Jags is just a matter of time.
A market for Nick Foles outside of Jacksonville has not developed, and though nothing is certain until it is official, the Jaguars absolutely expect to sign Foles, sources said. They have been working on the structure of a contract, as the Inquirer’s Jeff McLane reported. As McLane also reported, it might not place Foles among the league’s highest-paid QBs, since the Jags appear to be the only bidder. (Officially, the “legal tampering” period during which such activity is sanctioned begins March 11. But the Eagles’ announcement that they don’t plan to use the franchise tag on Foles would seem to make any possible tampering concerns moot.)
A source close to the situation called Foles, 30, “a perfect fit” for the Jaguars. They aren’t in a long-term rebuild situation – they came very close to facing the Eagles in Super Bowl LII, blowing a 20-10 fourth-quarter lead over the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, but they slid to 5-11 last season, after a 3-1 start. The Jags are expected to move on from quarterback Blake Bortles, the third overall pick in the 2014 draft.
The Jags have hired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, who was Foles’ quarterbacks coach for the Eagles’ Super Bowl run.
If Foles is the guy the Jags will likely target the offensive line with the 7th overall pick. The Jags gave up 53 sacks last season, leaving them tied for third-worst in the NFL. Their team passer rating of 79.1 ranked 28th.