Nick Foles was supposed to be the answer to all the Jacksonville Jaguars’ quarterback woes. After years of Blake Bortles, the Jags landed a veteran free agent quarterback who had led a team to a Super Bowl and looked good doing it. Then in Week 1, they lost him.
Foles suffered a broken collarbone during the first quarter of the Jaguars’ 40-26 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. He completed 5-of-8 passes for 75 yards and a touchdown before exiting. Rookie Gardner Minshew replaced him.
Foles says this injury is worse than the one he suffered in 2014:
This looks like it could be a long-term injury and the kind of thing that could change the shape of a team’s season.
Minshew was a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft after being named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year at Washington State in 2018. He tore it up in Mike Leach’s system in Pullman, so it will be interesting to see if he can throw the ball around the same way in the NFL.