ESPN is reporting that the Jaguars are set to sign soon-to-be free agent quarterback Nick Foles, who’s moving on from his time with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Foles, a Super Bowl-winning quarterback, is expected to sign with the Jaguars once free agency begins on March 13.
Jacksonville is planning on releasing Bortles, 26, who’s spent five seasons with the franchise.
Per ESPN.com -
The Jaguars are expected to release quarterback Blake Bortles and install Foles as their starter. Jacksonville will have to pay $6.5 million of Bortles’ 2019 salary, which was fully guaranteed when he signed his current contract last year.
The Jaguars’ expected signing of Foles was first reported by Philly.com.
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said Wednesday that the team would not place the franchise tag on Foles, leaving him a free agent.